Lisa Kelly lives in the inner-west of Sydney.


1992-1994   Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

selected individual, joint & collaborative projects

2009 ‘The Lab’ open residency project Ocular Lab Melbourne.
2008 ‘2. Field Work’ Chrissie Cotter Gallery Sydney (with Dennis Tan).
‘1.The Lively Plane’ ICAN Sydney (with Dennis Tan).
2007 ‘Attention Seekers’ open studio project p-10 Singapore.
2005 ‘Art Gallery Open’ Black Box Scott Donovan Gallery Sydney.
2003 ‘We Pollute’ various sites, Milan.
2001 ‘Modulor’ Blue Oyster Dunedin (with Alex Gawronski).
‘Arkitekt’ Penthouse & Pavement Melbourne (with Alex Gawronski).
2000 ‘Eastern Dissolve’ Blaugrau Sydney.
1999 ‘Away Match’ residency project, ‘S_HOT’ Artspace Sydney (with Anne Kay).
‘Tentcraft’ SOUTH Sydney (with Alex Gawronski).
1998 ‘Visiting Pieces’ West Space Melbourne (with Anne Kay).
‘Untitled’ 151 Regent St Sydney.

selected group exhibitions & projects

2011 ‘7/4/11-24/4/11’ 55 Sydenham Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 AU Sydney.
2009 ‘There Goes the Neighbourhood’ Performance Space Sydney.
‘West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial’ various sites, Melbourne.
2008 ‘Ceramica’ Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown Sydney.
2007 ‘Loose Ends’ Loose Projects Sydney.
‘Workshopnonstop’ Loose Projects Sydney.
2006 ‘It’s A New Day’ residency-based exhibition project Artspace Sydney.
‘Cones of Zontact’ exhibition & publication project Loose Projects Sydney.
‘Artlanguage: Every Publishable Place’ The Cross Art Projects Sydney.
2005 ‘Situation: Collaborations, Collectives and Artist Networks from Sydney,
Singapore and Berlin' Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
2004 ‘Junket’ ICBC: Instituto de Cultuar de Baja California Tijuana, Mexico.
‘Manifesto’ Downtown Adelaide.
‘multipleMISCELLANEOUSalliances’ CLUBS project Inc. Melbourne.
2002 ‘Eco-Boutique’ 24HR Art Darwin.
‘Light Weight’ California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles.
‘Plant Room’ 200 Gertrude St Gallery Melbourne.
‘Dead Freight’ Blaugrau/Imperial Slacks exchange Imperial Slacks Sydney.
‘Plant Room’ Gallery 4A Sydney.
‘Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship’ Artspace Sydney.
‘Gettin' Lucky’ Penrith Regional Gallery Sydney.
2000 ‘The Palace of Exaggeration and Everything’ Grey Matter Contemporary Art,
‘Drawing Show’ Briefcase Sydney.
1999 ‘Evergreen’ Platform 2 Melbourne.
‘Oblique’ The Otira Project, onsite film/installation/electronica, Otira NZ.
‘Glovebox’ SOUTH off-site project, Sydney.
1997 ‘Pin’ SOUTH Sydney.

selected organisational projects & expanded practice

2008/2009 Coordinating member The Free Association critical dialogue project, Sydney.
Artist Talk ‘Recent Practice’ p-10 Singapore.
Project coordinator ‘Workshopnonstop’ Loose Projects Sydney.
2006 Coordinating member Loose Projects artist-run project space, Sydney.
Keynote speaker Artists’ Week Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, Adelaide.
Panellist ‘Inside Boxes; Outside Systems: Artists & Institutions Now’ Artist
Focus Forum Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne.
2004 Panellist ‘Discussion Island: On Criticism’ Museum of Contemporary Art
Project Coordinator ‘Resistance Through Rituals’ exhibition & publication
project West Space.
2000/2001 Co-founder & Director Blaugrau artist-run gallery, Sydney.
2000/2001 Initiator & Coordinator Uniglory limited edition journal of contemporary art.
1999 Project Coordinator Evergreen Archives exhibition/projects.

selected writings

2008 ‘Nothing to Give’ Mikala Dwyer, catalogue essay Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of
Art & History Masterton, NZ.
‘Notes on a State of Conversation’ essay Runway magazine.
2007 ‘Years Without Magic’ Bridget Currie & Louise Haselton, catalogue essay
SASA Gallery Adelaide.
‘Project Projects’ Bianca Hester, catalogue essay RMIT Project Space
2006 ‘Grasping the Thistle’ essay ‘Zones of Contact 2006 Biennale of Sydney: A
Critical Reader’ published Artspace Sydney.
2004 ‘Resistance Through Rituals Is…’ catalogue essay Resistance Through Rituals
catalogue, published West Space Melbourne.
‘If Anything’ review Natural Selection Summer 2004, Auckland.
2003 ‘All Girl Line-Up’ essay Lives of the Artists issue #5 Chicks Issue, Sydney.
‘Servile Youth’ essay Elastic Printed Project Sydney.
2002 ‘Dead Freight (Or What We Told the Inquiry)’ essay Eyeline magazine.
2001 ‘I Really Wanted to Hide: Bronwyn Clark-Coolee’ review Like, Art Magazine.

selected grants & awards

2007 Asialink Visual Artist Residency - Singapore.
2006 Artist studio residency Artspace Sydney.
2002 Development Grant, Australia Council - Milan Studio Residency.

selected bibliography

2010 Lucas Ihlein ‘To follow things as I encounter them: Blogging, Art and
Attention’ online journal, May 2010.
Jennifer Hamilton ‘Big Ideas on a Small Scale’ January 2010
2009 Tessa Zettel ‘Field Work as Sustainment: The Futur(ing) of Art Practice’
Runway no.14.
2008 Tessa Rapaport ‘Reflections on a Lively Plane’ Makeshift Journal online
Runway no.14.
2007 Catriona Moore & Jo Holder ‘Woolloomooloo and the Expanded
Neighbourhood of Process-Driven Art Practice’ Artspace Projects 2006
published Artspace 2007.
Ann Finegan ‘Good Times & Friendship: Artist Initiatives & Relational
Aesthetics’ Art Monthly No. 190 June 2006.
2005 Bec Dean ‘Situation’ Un Magazine Issue 5, Melbourne.
2004 Ann Finegan ‘Elastic: Printed Project’ Eyeline No. 55 Spring 2004.
Judy Annear ‘Blaugrau - A Pretty Good Idea’ Broadsheet vol. 30 Dec/Jan/Feb.
Lisa Byrne ‘Plant Room’ Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, no.46.
Julian Holcroft ‘Audioloops’ Like, Art Magazine no.15.
Elizabeth Pulie ‘The Premise of the Premises’ interview, published Elastic
1999 Jon Bywater ‘Oblique in Otira, Jan/Feb 99’ Log Illustrated issue 7.
Melissa Chiu ‘S_HOT’ catalogue essay, Artspace.
Bruce James ‘Making An Exhibition of Themselves’ Sydney Morning Herald 17/4/99.