ABOUT

Safari Lee is an emerging artist working with sculpture, jewellery, painting and film. Themes of power, the environment and our society feature in her artwork, and she embraces playfulness as a counterpoint to her formal training. Safari graduated from Enmore Design Center in 2010, having studied Jewellery Manufacturing and is studying a BVA at Sydney College of the Arts. In 2016 Safari received the Jerome de Costa and Dorothy Downes Memorial Scholarship and Verge Awards People's Choice Award for her film work Passing Through.


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EDUCATION
2016- Bachelor Visual Arts, University of Sydney. Sydney College of the Arts. NSW
2008-2010 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, NSW TAFE. Enmore Design Centre NSW

PRIZES & AWARDS
2016 Jerome de Costa & Dororthy Downes Memorial Scholarship
2016 People's Choice Award (4D) for Passing Through. Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, NSW

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 An Unhealthy Dose of Self-loathing, Dedspace Gallery, NSW

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Eden Unearthed, Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park NSW
2016 Art of Protest, Factory 49, Marrickville NSW
2016 Save SCA, Verge Gallery, Darlington NSW
2016 Verge Festival, Verge Gallery, Darlington, NSW (Finalist in 2D and 4D categories)
2012 SkateArt, Polymorph Gallery, Enmore NSW

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS – OFFICIAL SELECTION
2017 Play Time, Erotic and Bizarre Art Film Festival, Alicante Spain
2015 Home Kinks, Perv International Short Film Festival, Marrickville NSW

COMMISSIONS and COLLECTIONS
2015 Miss Pole Dance Australia Silver Winners Crown
2014 Soulstice Fashion Show, The Rocks, NSW - Jewellery and Object Catwalk Collection
2013 Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) - Trinity Skull Ring

PUBLICATIONS

2012 Bound Magazine: Rock'n'Roll Jewellery Article. Pages 22-23
2009 Slit Magazine: Sindy Ray. Pages 8-9
2008 Sydney 9to5 Magazine: Cover and Festival Article. Pages 1. 2-7
2006 Slit Magazine: Tattoo. Pages 12-13

ONLINE BLOGS

2014 Subversive Femme
2009 Roller Rebels

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT

2011 Studio 2017 Waterloo NSW - Jeweller
2005- current. Safari Lee Jewellery and Metalware. Newtown NSW - Jeweller/Designer