Tiga Tiga is an installation work of over 100 inflatables with an image I have created from many photographs I have made of international collections of Thylacine specimens around the world. This is a way of bringing them home to Australia where they once roamed across the continent, with the last tiger dying in captivity in Tasmania in 1931.
Neon Pink Clouds.
This was a strong element in my exhibition Beneath the Beauty of Architecture held in London in July/August 2012 at Bicha Gallery in Southbank.
approx 1.2 metres across, neon glass on aluminium framework.
This is an interview with Richard Fidler telling my personal stories around creating my artwork in recent times. Visits to the Arctic, the Antarctic and China among other places to create new work that reaches people's understanding of story of landscape.
Singing Up Stones -The first projection onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
This work changed the ability of Sydney-siders to interact with temporary artworks and began a tradition of Sydney looking to artists who work with light to tell the stories of place in the City.
My career has focused on
exploring the boundaries between art, architecture and science. I have craeted major projects that have
used cutting edge technology alongside traditional method to explore contemporary issues.
Woman Artist of the Year Award in 1996/7 allowed me to convince the Trustees of
the Sydney Opera House to allow me to be the first person to project onto the
sails of that iconic building.
I spent eight years doing
large-scale public art projects and installations such as Writing the City as special events for the
Sydney Biennale, the Brisbane Powerhouse as well as galleries in Australia, Singapore
I was the inaugural
artist-in-residence at the Australian Museum creating three large projects that
investigated the relationship between the science, the collection and the
As a young artist I was awarded the Art Gallery of NSW
prestigious Moya Dyring artist residency at the acclaimed Cite Internationale
des Arts in Paris. I explored the remarkable architecture and art of that city
and the socially aware movements that has informed my art work ever since.
Again undertaking a residency in
Paris in 2008 allowed me to investigate the effects of climate change on the
built environment as a point of reference to the work I have been doing since
my residency on a Russian ice-breaker in the High Arctic. The Arctic works documented the stories told to me by
the indigenous artists and story tellers at the hard edge of the effect of global warming on
that fragile and disappearing landscape.
I was the Innovation Fellow at the School of
Architecture at the University of Sydney
(2008/10) and the Honorary Fellow,
Creative Arts, University of Wollongong (2005/9).
The University of Wollongong supported a series of
digital lens based prints touring University galleries in Canada as part of my ShinyShinyWorld
projects. While The Truth About SnoDomes a sculptural and video
installation based on my residency on the Russian Icebreaker the Kapitan
Khlebnikov in the High Arctic, it has toured regional galleries in Australia
and International Festivals. My work has been shown in documentary forms with the ABC Conversation Hour with Richard Fidler, and Sunday Arts with Jo
Chichester. I discussed my artworks and the making of these through extreme
conditions of climate and pollution on our health and environments. I have a
regular radio show ‘Doc Lisa’s What Were You Thinking?’
where I interview artists, writers, performers are asked about their creative
processes and the diaries, blogs and tweets as an influence on their work.My own work works with socila media as a global story telling potential. ShinyShinyCloud is my current project. The work explores the “cloud’
as a sharing space open to understandings of people as the notions of public
and personal shift globally, as well as ‘clouds’ in response to pollution and
climate change. The aim of the project is to create artwork, consultations,
strategies and conversations that negotiate new and old technologies through
the changing new world narrative of environmental changes.
2005/2011 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
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.
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
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
Singing up Stones.Image and sound projection and performance at Circular Quay. This was the first image projection on the Opera House, 1998. The work included a sound piece with Jon Drummond simulcast on radio and projected in several parks around the Harbour. My original film projected on the Harbour Bridge and a cruise liner performed with pipes and lights.
Penguines Collage photo works of recent residency on the MV Fram in the Antarctic. 2012
of Wollongong supported a series of digital lens based prints touring
University galleries in Canada as part of her ShinyShinyWorld projects.
While The Truth About SnoDomes a sculptural and video installation
based on her residency on the Russian Icebreaker the Kapitan Khlebnikov in the
High Arctic, is touring regional galleries in Australia and International
Festivals. Dr Lisa Anderson developed a series of works that explore issues of Climate Change for people and the environment, the shinyshinyworld which was explored further as Creative Fellow at University of Wollongong Creative Arts Faculty.
Iceberg. Digital Print dibold mount. 60cm x 60cm. 2010 Exhibition Ends of the Earth at Bicha Gallery, Southbank. London. Prints available from http://www.bicha.co.uk
IVU in installation at Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery 2010. The multichannel video work is The Truth About Snodomes developed with Jon Drummond, composer from Dr Andersons diaries and recordings in the High Arctic. Also with Inuit Throat Singer Celina Kalluck.
Recently Dr Lisa Anderson's work developed while undertaking a Redgate Studio in Beijing has been included in a number of exhibitions in Sydney.
The series CHINA RED also from the Redgate Studio work is traveling in European and North American Art Fairs with Bicha Gallery, Antonio Capelao and John Bryson represent Dr Lisa Anderson Internationally.
This is a second version of the IVU sculpture concept. This work was made for a sand dune site in Byron Bay as a part of ArtsCape. The special qualities of the mathematical formulae of repeated unit and the reflective surfaces of the 3000 glass bowls represent a life of preciousness upsidedown.