Lisa Sammut is a Sydney-based emerging artist whose practice seeks to gain a tangible sense of cosmic time and scale through material production. Individually within her practice, each work can be understood to exist as a vision of magnitude in dioramic scale, all in an effort to obtain intimacy and immediacy with infinity and to experience this distance in a sensory way. To take the far away and hold it very close.

Recent solo exhibitions include 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 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) Material Rites, MOP Projects (2013) Will to Keep, 107 Projects (2014) 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 is a founding co-director at Archive_ ARI in Sydney and is currently undertaking an MFA by Research at UNSW Art & Design.

contact: lisasammuts (at) gmail (dot) com

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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