Lisa Jones is a British artist based in Sydney, Australia whose work explores drawing, sculpture and video. Jones studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and Wimbledon School of Art before completing an MFA from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and an MVA from Sydney College of the Arts.
Jones has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and collaborative project based shows in institutional spaces, artist run initiatives and commercial galleries. Jones has been a finalist in the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, and Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Her works have been acquired by Artbank, Macquarie University Art Gallery, and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize. Recent exhibition include the National Art School, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, Artspace Mackay, May Space, Sydney and Drawings Projects (UK). Jones’ work is in the collection private collections in Australia and Britain. Grants and awards include: an Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Artist New Works Grant, 2008; Copyright Agency CREATE Grant (for the project WAITING in collaboration with artist Julia Davis), 2018, and; also in collaboration with Julia Davis the Onslow Storrier Residency, Paris (The National Art School), 2020. Jones is currently employed as a sessional lecturer at the National Art School and as Gallery Coordinator at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. From 2005-13 she was a director of the artist-run-initiative, Peloton.
Lisa Jones also has a collaborative practice with Julia Davis. They work together on projects that utilise video and drawing to reveal the intangible aspects of urban space. Thresholds – a chorus explores the hidden underground spaces that exist in Sydney and examines the poetic and atmospheric contrasts of the upper city and what lies below. This project has been funded by a grant from The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and supported by Sydney Trains. The project is comprised of large scale drawings and immersive video and sound, all captured onsite. The drawings are created through the submersion of the paper in the underground tunnels to capture the materiality of time and place.
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