Lisa Sammut is a Sydney-based emerging artist whose practice seeks to gain a tangible sense of cosmic/geologic time, distance and scale through material production & spatial situations including sculpture, video art and model-based installation /\/\/\/\ as modest earthbound monuments to deep space, deep time and origins, the work appears as astro-archaeologic constellations, celestial architecture, geo-structures, kinetic and prop-like objects /\/\/\/\ to be understood as visions of magnitude in dioramic scale, to seek intimacy and immediacy with infinity, to experience this physical distance in a sensory way /\/\/\/\ to take the far away and hold it very close.
Recent solo exhibitions include tapestries for galaxies, Verge Gallery (2017), for the time being, Bus Projects (2016), every now and then, Firstdraft (2015), With the Inconstant Sun as my Shadow, Archive_ (2013) and Of magnitude as part of a CAW Residency Program with the Sydney Observatory (2013). Lisa has participated in numerous group shows including Conscious Process, Artbank (2018), World Material, Darren Knight Gallery (2017), As if light could be translated, Firstdraft (2015) Objectifying Elsewhere, Seventh Gallery (2015) Specific Gravity, Moana Project Space (2015) Forever is an optimistic view, Archive_ (2015) Will to Keep, 107 Projects (2014), Material Rites, MOP Projects (2013) and Future War, Firstdraft (2013). She was recently awarded an Australia Council Artstart Grant (2013), NSW Artist's Grant (2013), Jenny Birt Award (2013), a finalist in the NAB Emerging Artist Award as part of Art Month Sydney (2014) and Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award (2015). In 2016, Lisa received the Churchie Emerging Art Sam Whiteley Memorial Commendation Prize as well as a Sainsbury Sculpture Grant to undertake an intensive woodcarving course at the Geisler-Moroder Schnitz und Bildhauerschule in Tirol, Austria in 2017. Lisa's work is held in numerous collections including Artbank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and 10 Group as well as private collections in Australia & Germany. Lisa was a founding co-director at Archive_ ARI (2013-2015), is currently undertaking an MFA by Research at UNSW Art & Design and in 2018 will be a resident at Parramatta Artist Studios.
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