QAGOMA’s newest Open Studio artist-in-residence

Open Studio welcomes Grace Lillian Lee, a Cairns-based artist known for exploring her Indigenous heritage and translating her diverse cultural heritage into her art. Working with Australian Indigenous communities and their art centres, she brings to life fashion performances that celebrate Indigenous culture. Through close collaboration with these remote communities, she has become a mentor to young artists, providing them opportunities and instilling pride in their heritage and country. 

In addition to her work in art and performance, Grace Lillian Lee is also a practising artist. Being an Honors graduate in Fashion Design from RMIT University, her work explores traditional craft techniques that she infuses with her own aesthetic. She has become known for her interpretation of Torres Strait Island weaving techniques that are transformed into wearable art in the form of body sculptures and accessories that have engaged a wide following. 

You can explore Grace Lillian Lee’s art at the Pelican Lounge until May 20, 2020. Wander around Open Studio to discover how she creates, and take part in two art station drawing activities to see it come to life.

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