Exposed Resilience
17 May – 17 June 2023


Grace Lillian Lee is a multicultural Australian artist and producer known for drawing inspiration from her Torres Strait Island heritage. Her artworks and adornments are recognised by the intricate, high quality woven works and sculptures, inspired by traditional Torres Strait Island weaving, stories of family and an imagined future.Lee's practice is characterised by a commitment to creating bespoke designs and practicing cultural craftsmanship in contemporary forms.

Titled Exposed Resilience, this exhibition showcases a selection of unique woven body adornments which were created in response to a picture of Lee's grandmother’s wedding on Thursday Island, Queensland, in 1948. Lee utilises the ‘grasshopper’ weaving technique, a traditional Torres Strait Islander method passed on to her by Elder Uncle Ken Thaiday. She crafts each piece by hand, dressing the body to create new forms.

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