Sydney, NSW, Australia
About Lisa Anderson
Dr Lisa Anderson works across a broad range of media creating images, films and prints that explore issues of weather and it's consequences including the movement of peoples and animals, the shifts in legends and mythology specific to locations, the effects of climate change in our global environment.
Recent exhibitions include a sculptural installation in Beijing, Clouds in the Beijing Breeze, which references childish joy with gifts and the abundance of stories with clouds of gold. Further sculptural work in Arhus in Denmark includes a temporary installation work Precious that uses 4,000 wines glasses to use a fairytale ambience to capture water and light in a forest beside the sea and Heaven on a Stick at Scenic World in the Australian Blue Mountains.
Singing up Stones was the first projection on the Sydney Opera House in 1998 and has continued to break new ground with video art work.her video work sand:bone:clay a multiscreen work exploring the tragic story of Lake Mungo in remote Australia tied into the landscape will be a special screening alongside the IstanbulISEA. While the Gates of Bei Gao was in videotech for Art Toronto.
Anderson exhibits regularly in Sydney, London and Beijing and is included in major private and public collections. Her residencies include Arctic adventures as artist on a Russian Icebreaker, also exploring UNESCO sites in the Bay of Biscay and more recently the Antarctic aboard the MV Fram, travel in remote Australia, Central Java, the UK and other sites with weather specific stories as the stepping point for the work.
www.lisaanderson.com.au www.shinyshinyworld.com www.shinnyshinycloud.com
I have been a Fellow of Architecture from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Fellow in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong.
Doctor of Creative Arts Memory: Salvage and Invention. University of Wollongong.
Masters of Visual Arts by Research from COFA, University of New South Wales.
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Arts Studies, AM. UNSW.
Diploma of Teaching and BA Education, Arts, Kelvin Grove Teachers College and University of Queensland.
2012/2013 shinyshinycloud. Based on residencies in Malaysia, Iceland and the Abbey a series of works exploring the data of landscape by delving visually into the weather by exploring the stories and fantasy world that contain warnings about weather and the landscape and urban scapes around us. A series of radio projects for the ABC about the sounds of the Northern Lights and the reflections of the Saga in contemporary story telling and music.
2005/2012 ShinyShinyWorld. Series of exhibitions, video-based works and installations working with environmental issues in sites across Australia, Denmark, China, North America, London. Residencies in Paris and Saint Tropez, France; on a Russian icebreaker in the High Arctic; on a Norwegian ship to Antarctica and World Heritage sites in the Bay of Biscay; Beijing and Tianjin, China.
1998/2001 Writing the City. Three year program with City of Sydney in lead up to Sydney Olympics. Series of large scale, multi-site projects in Sydney and Brisbane exploring interactive installation of text through cities. Also in Biennale of Sydney and Brisbane Festival of Ideas.
1998 Singing up Stones. Following winning the NSW Woman Artist of the Year, I did the first projection and performance works on the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and a lighting grid using Circular Quay buildings and simulcast sound work.
1998/94 Archaeology of Memory. Three year program of series of works exploring memory and public archive. Permanent and temporary works, hosted by Australian Museum, the City of Sydney and Australian Consulate Galleries in Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore.
SOLO EXHIBITION and INSTALLATIONS
2013 Tiga Tiga. Inflatable installation with drawn/collage images of Tasmanian Tigers from specimens sought world wide in Museums. Scenic World Sculpture Prize Blue Mountains, Domain House Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania.
2012 Heaven on a Stick. Sculptural installation in Blue Mountains Australia.
Polar Quest. Photographic project undertaken on the MV Fram in the Antarctic.
Beneath the Architecture of Beauty. Photographs and neon, Bicha Gallery. London.
2011 PRECIOUS, installation, SXS Denmark
sand:bone:clay. Special screening for ISEA as sidebar to the Istanbul Biennale.
Clouds in the Beijing Breeze. Video installation Redgate Studios Beijing. China.
The Dance. Video Installation while artist in residence on the MV Fram in Bay of Biscay.
2010 IVU, video and sculptural installation, Wagga Wagga Gallery
sand: bone: clay, video installation, St Tropez Film Festival, France
Ends of the Earth, Photographs, Bicha Gallery London, UK
2009 Paris Angels. Lens based painting at rex-livingston art dealer , Sydney