Lisa Sammut is a Sydney-based 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 a monumental echo, Firstdraft (2018), tapestries for galaxies, Verge Gallery (2017), for the time being, Bus Projects (2016) and every now and then, Firstdraft (2015). Lisa has participated in numerous group shows including All the parts I like about you, Artspace Ideas Platform (2018), From where we stand, Artbank (2018), Conscious Process, Artbank (2018), World Material, Darren Knight Gallery (2017), As if light could be translated, Firstdraft (2015), Specific Gravity, Moana Project Space (2015), Forever is an optimistic view, Archive_ (2015) & Material Rites, MOP Projects (2013). 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. In 2018, Lisa was a finalist in the John Fries Award, a resident at Parramatta Artist Studios and completed her MFA by Research at UNSW Art & Design. Her 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).
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