Grace Lillian Lee, ‘Exposed Resilience’
Past Event

Exposed Resilience

Presented by STATION


Wed 17 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Opening Event
Thu 18 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 24 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 5:00pm


Free, no booking required


9 Ellis Street, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome

STATION presents a solo exhibition by Grace Lillian Lee as part of Melbourne Design Week 2023. Grace’s practice is characterised by a commitment to creating bespoke designs and practicing cultural craftsmanship in contemporary forms.

Titled Exposed Resilience, this exhibition showcases a selection of unique woven body adornments which were created in response to a picture of Grace’s Grandmother’s wedding on Thursday Island, Queensland, in 1948.

Grace utilises the ‘grasshopper’ weaving technique, a traditional Torres Strait Islander method passed on to her by Elder Uncle Ken Thaiday. She crafts each piece by hand, dressing the body to create new forms.

This exhibition continues until 17 June.


Grace Lillian Lee

Grace Lillian Lee is a multicultural Australian artist and producer known for drawing inspiration from her Torres Strait Island heritage. Grace’s artworks and adornments are recognised by the intricate, high quality woven works and sculptures, inspired by traditional Torres Strait Island weaving, stories of family and an imagined future.

Grace works with First Nations communities to engage young people, artists, and Elders in a space that encourages representation, pride in culture, and development of textile practices, whilst also supporting cross-generational knowledge sharing.

Grace was the inaugural recipient of the National Carla Zampatti Women in Leadership Award for the Australian Fashion Laureate award in 2021. Her works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney; Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland; Australian Institute of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra; and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, United States of America.

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