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Ryan Foote's career has been a diverse and ranging one, born in Melbourne, Australia.

Foote studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing his Bachelor of Fine Art, Majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practices in 2005 and then Honours in 2006, and has gone on to have many exhibitions around Australia and… Read More
Ryan Foote's career has been a diverse and ranging one, born in Melbourne, Australia.

Foote studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing his Bachelor of Fine Art, Majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practices in 2005 and then Honours in 2006, and has gone on to have many exhibitions around Australia and in more recent years overseas, he has created large installations in places like Federation Square Melbourne, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne's GPO Building, Flinders Lane Gallery, Platform Artist Space and 271 Collins Street just to name a few.

Foote's artwork reflected upon contemporary popular culture and the emergence of trend culture, taking the form of large installations and event based artworks that create social spaces that delve into the opulent culture of food, fashion, art, design, and the layering of visual literacy that surround us. Foote's relational happenings creating unique temporal worlds that engage all the viewers' senses, intentionally saturating his artwork with numerous layers, references, sensorial delights, he allows each viewer to delve as far into or experience something completely different to the next person, this process of building up layer upon layer of imagery and concepts has become a key element to his artwork.


Simultaneous to his art career Foote has worked designing, creating, projects for multiple fashion festivals with his first project in 2005 for Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, and has gone on to work for L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Sydney, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week as well as many more, and while most of Foote's set design work was for fashion festivals, he has also designed multiple theatre sets for plays and musicals.


In mid 2006 Foote was offered work at the Victorian College of the Arts - The University of Melbourne in the Sculpture and Spatial Practices department as the Sculpture Technical Officer and then went on to lecture Sculpture there until mid 2010. He has also undertaken guest lecturing roles in the other universities, as well as being a creative consultant for artist, designers, galleries, organisations and companies.

Over the years Foote has written multiple papers, essays, thesis on a range of topics but mainly on art theory, culture investigations, ethics and philosophy, and sustainability and the environment. Since mid 2010 Foote has been living overseas in China, Japan, but primarily in Paris, France there he has been focusing on his writing and in particular on topics of ethics, creativity, and sustainability.

In 2012 Foote has returned to Australia and is currently starting up non-for-profit company that will help the creative industry implement more sustainable practises whilst also advocating wider change amongst society. Read Less
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