Lisa Sammut is an artist working in sculpture, video and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include HIGH LOOM, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (2019), 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 The National 2021: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW (2021), 20:20, Murray Art Museum Albury (2020), Other Suns, Fremantle Arts Centre (2019), 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).
In 2016, Lisa received the Churchie Emerging Art Sam Whiteley Memorial 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, she was a finalist in the John Fries Award, a resident at Parramatta Artist Studios and completed her MFA by Research at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. In 2019, Lisa undertook a series of residencies in Iceland and France including an intensive 1-week Video & Installation Art mentorship with conceptual artist Laure Prouvost. These residencies were supported by an Ignite Grant from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, as well as a NSW Artists' Grant from Create NSW/NAVA. In 2021, she was a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Her work is held in numerous collections including Artbank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the University of New South Wales as well as private collections in Australia & Germany. Lisa was also a founding co-director at Archive_ ARI (2013-2015).
Lisa is currently based at ANCA Studios on Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country / Canberra, ACT.
contact: lisasammuts (at) gmail (dot) com