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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

2016 - (ongoing)  Founder of The Rogue Academy art education project

2015 ongoing - Casual Academic Lecturer, Visual Arts, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University Geelong, Victoria

2016 PhD -  University of Tasmania

2011 Casual Lecturer Summer School, curatorial practice, UTAS

2009 Australia Council, Exhibitions Staff, 53rd Venice Biennale.

2008 Casual Lecturer E-Media, UTAS.

2006 Master of Fine Art (Research) UTAS.

2003-2009 NETS Touring Officer – CAST

1998-2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) UTAS

1997-1999 History & Theory of Architecture UTAS

1995-97 Diploma Interior Design Rhodec International, Brigton, UK

 

CURATORIAL ACTIVITY

2017 Dinner Conversations Sounding Histories Project, Mission to Seafarers, Victoria

2013 The Plimsoll Inquiry, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University fo Tasmania

2011 Iteration-Again curatorial director David Cross (NZ) invitation to CAST’s International Art Program, to curate

        a work, Our Day Will Come, by Paul O’Neill (UK)

INFLIGHT Art - initiate and develop (with Paula Silva & Craig Judd) – Writers residency and critical engagement project

2010 INFLIGHT Art - initiate and develop (with Paula Silva and Scot Cotterell) Queenstown International    

        mentorship residency for young and emerging artists

2009 Six_a ARI – initiate and development of Critical Feedback program

2008-9 The Arresting Image co-curated by Fiona Lee and Pat Brassington, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS.

2007 Developed and conducted CAST's Curatorial Workshop and Forum, with Philip Watkins.

        Initiated and developed Tasmanian Emerging Curator Fund, as part of CAST Touring's Professional Development

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Queenstown Conversations, LARQ Gallery, Queenstown

2008 12 Criterion, Criterion Gallery, Hobart.

2006 Decorama at Inflight, in conjunction with the Decorama store, Inflight Art, Hobart.

2005 The White Couch, Decorama Store Moonah, Tasmania.

2002 Hard Copies, Foyer Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Hollow in the Paper, with Maria Kunda, , Contemporary Art Tasmania, Curator Rebecca Stevens

2010 Chora Choruses, Kings ARI, Melbourne

  Invitational, Level ARI, Brisbane – Curator Simone Hine

2009 Some Text Missing, CAST – Curator Sarah Jones

  Marcher sur les Perlouses, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS – Curator Leigh Hobba

2008 ANU School of Art, Domain 2008 Public Art Project, Canberra – Curator Catherine Laudenback

        Onaroll, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS – Curator John Vella

        Sweet Observations of an Interior World, Devonport Regional Gallery – Curator Jane Stewart

2007 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, l'exposition collective des oeuvres des residents.

        Nourish, CAST – Curator Zara Stanhope

        Port Arthur Project, for Ten Days on the Island – Curator Noel Frankham

2006 Transport, Salamanca Arts Centre, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Design Centre Tasmania – Curator Douglas  

         McManus

        Deluxe: Decorous crossovers between art and design, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS – Curator Milan Milojevic

        Come with me, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – Curator James Newitt

2005 Acidophilus: Live Culture Colonized at the TMAG, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and

        CAST – Curator John Vella

 

COLLECTIONS

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Jacob Allom & Wade, Architects  (JAWS 2 Collection).

Numerous private collections

 

COMMISSIONS

2009 Site-specific commission, Ramsay-Rae residence, Sussex UK

2008 Site-specific public art project, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart City Council – Curator Philip Watkins

2007 Private commission, McNeill residence, Tas.

        Private commission, Robinson residence, Tas

        Port Arthur Project - for 10 Days on the Island, 2007.

2005 Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery & CAST. Acidophilus Exhibition.

2003 IXL Art -Hunter St redevelopment.

 

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

‘The Plimsoll Inquiry’ Artlink Vol 34, No 1, 2014 by Eliza Burke

‘Public art and its audience’ RealTime issue #106 Dec-Jan 2011 p. 43, by Lucy Hawthorne

‘Some Text Missing’ Artlink Vol 29, No 4, p. 88  2009 by Sean Kelly

‘Whose Art Counts?', Art Monthly Australia, Number 224, October 2009, pp. 5-8 by Melissa Miles

'Material Crossovers: Decorama at Inflight' Textile Fibre Forum Issue 1, No. 85, 2007 pp 28 - 29, by Greg Leong.

'Decorama at Inflight' Artlink Vol 26, No 4, 2006, p. 125, by Andy Wear.

‘Bench Worth a Look’, Sunday Tasmanian, April 10, 2005 p. 6, by Jane Rankin-Reid.

Eyeline, Number 57: Winter 2005. p. 52 by Briony Downes.

‘Hard Copies’ Artlink, Vol 23 No. 1, 2003, p.92, by Sean Kelly.

 

CATALOGUE ESSAYS

Sally Rees – Immaterially Communal/Communally Immaterial, 2010

Colin Langridge – In between the missing bits lie, 2010

David Broker – Domain ANU Public Art Project

Greg Leong – Decorama at INFLIGHT, 2006

Philip Watkins – Emblematic Density, 2006

Celia Lendis – Viva Decorama at Inflight! 2006

 

WRITING

Lee, Fiona & Kunda, Maria. Project Anywhere Conference 2014: (invited speaker) Parsons, The New School for Design, New York NY.

Lee, Fiona, BRiC Library (with Emillie St Hilaire,Eva Castringius and XinranYuan) 'The Banff Report'  

       Stages # 0 Liverpool Biennial Journal 2013

Lee, Fiona & Kunda, Maria. 'Collaborative Practice And The Academy' The Australian Council of University Art and

       Design Schools (ACUADS) Central Institute of Technology, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University 2012

Lee, Fiona. 'Conflict and Consensus: Art Dialogues in Rogue Academies'. The Australian Council of University Art

       and Design Schools (ACUADS) Central Institute of Technology, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University

       2012

Lee, Fiona & Kunda, Maria. The (Neo) Avant-Garde and (Their) Kitchen(s): Potluck and Participation’. Conference

       paper, Seventh Arts in Society Conference, Liverpool UK, July 2012. Published International Journal of Social,

       Political and Community Agendas 2012

Lee, Fiona &  Niven, Liz. Anything you Say… A Commonplace Book, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre

       North Uist, Scotland, August 2012.

Lee, Fiona. 'Structural Breakdown', catalogue essay for Bec Stevens - CAST 3 into 1 Exhibition, 2009

Lee, Fiona. 'Outside History: Inside Site'. Paper for the symposium, Revelation: installation art

and its capacity to interpret and elaborate places of historical significance, 2007.

Lee, Fiona Domestic Relations: A visual Critique of Ornamental Restraint and Difference. Masters by Research,

       exegesis and exhibition 2006.

Lee, Fiona. ‘VACS: A Tasmanian Perspective’ NAVA Quarterly, June 2006.

Lee, Fiona. ‘Delirium and Deprivation: Realigning a Gendered Domestic Aesthetic’ in Imaging Research

       Alchemies: Community exchanges. Ed. Glenn Pass and Denise Woods. Perth: Black Swan Press, 2004.

       pp 151 –174.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Inflight Art

Board member 2009 - 2011

Chair Publishing Committee - 2011

Chair Queenstown International Mentor Project - 2011

Six_a Inc.

Associate member – 2008-2011

Member of critical feedback panel - 2009

CAST Member International Curator Committee 2008-09

Plimsoll Gallery Committee member 2000-2009

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2011 Australian Post Graduate Award

2009 Australia Council Skills and Development Grant for two residencies in UK

  Arts Tasmania Individuals Grant

        Nominated Qantas Contemporary Art Award

2008 CAST Exhibition Development Fund

2007 Arts Tasmania Grant for new work.

        CAST Exhibition Development Fund award to curate The Arresting Image, with Pat

        Brassington, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS

2006 UTAS, Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship.

        National Association for the Visual Arts, Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant.

2002 Selected by UTAS to represent the 5th Student International Art Biennial in Skopje (Republic

        of Macedonia) gaining second prize.

 

RESIDENCIES

2013 BRiC Research Residency, Banff Canada

2010 Australia Council funded residency and mentorship with Heather & Ivan Morison - Wales, London and Bristol.

  Residency at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre North Uist, Scotland

2010 Artist-in-Residence for the worldwide MacNeil Clan Gathering, Isle of Barra, Scotland

2007 UTAS Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.  

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Food for Conversation Sounding Histories Project, Mission to Seafarers, Victoria 2017

Anything you say...A commonplace book, published by Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre North Uist, Scotland 2013

2015 The Plimsoll Report, a report on Phase two of The Plimsoll Inquiry (in development)

The Plimsoll Report

 

 

FIONA LEE

Artiist Facilitator