LUDVIK TUŠEK A.R.M.I.T; A.A.I.M & M; M.I.M (London); M.A.I.Eng.
Photography is a newer branch of the creative expression attaracting a smaller part of the creators. The perception of the photography as an excellent form of expression is a ground for an interesting and inovative creative expression. Ludvik has been introduced to the photography in his prefessional work and soon realised its other dimension. He combined his dedication to the technology with an interest for the estethics and beauty, adding his creative strain. His ‘third eye’ presents technical world through the eyes, discovering different beauty and internalised visions of the outside world.
Alenka Černelič Krošelj, Lecturer of Art History, Ethnologist and Cultural Anthropologist
Ludvik was born 1938 in Hrastnik, Slovenia. From 1944 to 1949 he lived in Austria and arrived to Melbourne with his parents, brother and sister in 1950.
Education: Graduate of RMIT Sec. Metallurgy 1961
RMIT Management, 1971.
Exhibitions: Hepburn Shire Tourism Photo competition Winning Photo, 2003
Michaels Media School. Winning photo, 1996
Phototime Camera Shop. Exhibition of Leica Photographs.
Australian Photography Magazine. Honourable mentions. 1990’s, 2010
Jadran Slovenian Club Cultural Days,1998
Publications: Photography and also articles; OZ Arts Magazine. Issue MAY-Aug. 1994
Atlas Steels Publications: Stainless Steel in Architecture and others.1995
ASSDA Publication. Australian Stainless.
BHP Publication: Steel Profile
Architectural Review. Various articles photos
Architecture Australia. (over period 1970’s to 1996)
International Nickel Development Institute’s Magazine “Nickel”
Photography, was included in Metallography and Macro photography and through personal interest expanded into other areas and attendance of various related specialist courses and workshops.
“A great part of my professional work was in product – market development specializing
in the application of stainless steels in architecture, engineering and arts.
An interest in Photography and developing the associated skills of its craft and art through various courses and workshops also played an important part in the effectiveness in presentations, lectures and publications assisting Architects, Artists, Engineers and Students in the awareness of this and also other contemporary materials available to us today in our pursuits of aesthetic excellence in artistic and equally importantly in everyday articles included in their functionality from kitchen sinks to sculptures, facades of buildings and the flag mast over Australia’s National Parliament Building, which are just some of the things with which I have had the privilege of being associated.
Seeing also the work being done in these areas overseas I visited Europe and North America in 1994 to photograph Architectural and Sculptural applications and meet with architects, designers, engineers and fabricators and then adding the visual and technical knowledge to my repertoire.
In our family particularly my brother Stanko, appearing elsewhere here and I have always been interested in art, the arts and the aesthetic aspects of all things around us, beginning at a very early age we began drawing and making things through cold winter days. Later meeting likeminded persons and on arrival in Melbourne the Art Gallery opened up a whole new world to see the eminent work of artists, examine their techniques and enjoy the honing of our own skills. Stanko studied and devoted his life to art and teaching which obviously requires people skills for interaction and effectiveness and I on reflection am happy for a similar disposition coming to us through our typically Slovenian family upbringing where every visitor was called “stric or teta “and given the respect and courtesies which made us amenable to listen, learn and interact with others.
Australia provided the other great side to this, the openness to accept newcomers so that within arrival in Australia in 1950 the following year entering secondary studies and ending the final year by becoming Head Prefect, Dux of School and receiving the Citizenship prize and a scholarship to carry me through tertiary studies. This too made interaction with all creative people whether artists, architects, engineers and students a very interesting professional life where I have been able to fulfil some of my own ambitions and be the facilitator in assisting others in all the fields mentioned to achieve their artistic aesthetic visions.”