Luke Van Aurich’s GOLD RUSH is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Book Title: Gold Rush

Photographer/s: Luke Van Aurich

Place of publication: Melbourne, Australia

Year of publication: 2015

Publisher: Self published

Dimensions of book: 210 x 260 mm

Edition size: 100

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, perfect bound, 3 colour Risograph prints on uncoated paper

Number of pages: 40

Number of pictures: 24

Designer: n/a

Editor: n/a

Printer: n/a

ISBN: 978-0-646-93446-4

Retail price: $20 AUD

Where to buy; Stores, distributors URLs: ‘Artist’s website

Link/s to existing book reviews: n/a

Summary of project:

In 2015 Luke traveled to Nagambie to document the local speedway. Intending to not only chronicle the race, but also examine its function for its group of devotees.

Gold Rush reveals people’s interactions with each other and their relationships with this unique Australian environment. Luke exhibits a study of the microcosm of the Victorian racing community, which also reflects a broader stereotype of the dogma of rural Australians. Once an audacious mainstream that has subsided into a subculture on the fringe as this nation evolves.

Choosing to use a risograph printer Luke has reproduced the gritty, no frills nature of the racing landscape. ”

Luke Van Aurich