Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane and grew up in South East Queensland. After completing study in psychology at Griffith University he travelled widely living in London, Montreal, Tokyo.
In 2004 a sequence of his poetry, written on a residency with Brisbane Water, was printed on the envelope of the Brisbane City Council's quarterly rates notices. For another poetry commission with Brisbane City Council, two of his poems, based on local history and archaeology, were sandblasted onto the Eleanor Schonell Bridge.
In 2006 he completed an M.Phil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland under the supervision of Bronwyn Lea, and in 2006/7 spent four months in Delhi, India, on an Asialink Residency.
In 2008 he moved to Melbourne.
Beesley has collaborated with Kate Hill (ceramicist), Vicky Shukuroglou (visual artist), Jonathon Oxlade (illustrator), Dani Klein (fashion designer), Collusion (chamber music ensemble), Philip Colley (visual artist) and Doug Heslop (curator), for Mr Kitly Gallery, City of Melbourne, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival and Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
He is a singer-songwriter and released his debut EP, 'Bees Nudge the Mouth of a Feathered Rose', under the name 'New Archer', in 2013.
Beesley is also a visual artist and has been involved in a number of group exhibitions in Melbourne. He had his first solo drawing exhibition, 'Authors', in 2011.