ABOUT

Safari graduated from Enmore Design Center in 2010, having studied Jewellery Manufacturing and is completing 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, and this year has been awarded the 2017 Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship.


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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
2017 Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship
2016 Jerome de Costa & Dororthy Downes Memorial Scholarship
2016 People's Choice Award (4D) for Passing Through. Verge Awards, Verge Gallery, Darlington NSW

RESIDENCIES
2009-2010 Glebe Artist Studios, Glebe NSW

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Artbar Curated by Julie Rrap, MCA Sydney NSW
2017 Eden Unearthed, Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park NSW
2017 Glebe Art Show, Glebe 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017 Eden Unearthed Blog, Onwards & Upwards, by Safari Lee
https://edengardensblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/onwards-and-upwards-by-safari-lee
2014 Subversive Femme Blog: 'Diamond Rings', http://www.subversivefemme.com/2014_05_01_archive.html
2012 Bound Magazine: 'Rock'n'Roll Jewellery', Page 22-23
2009 Penelope Benton,
Slit Magazine: 'Sindy Ray', Milk edition, Page 8-9
2008
Sydney 9to5 Magazine: Cover and 'Festival Fashion', 15 June, Page 1, 2-7

PUBLICATIONS
2006 Safari Lee, Slit Magazine: Tattoo. Page 12-13
2002 Safari Lee,
BOX – babes on x-terms, Sydney NSW, self-published

PANEL APPEARANCES/ ARTIST TALKS
2017 Artist Talk for Eden Unearthed, Eden Gardens, NSW
2015 Chez Chez La Femme's Porn and Feminism, The Golden Age Cinema, NSW
2015 Coming Out Like a Porn Star Book Launch, Red Rattler, NSW

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT
2011 Studio 2017 Waterloo NSW - Jeweller

2005- current. Safari Lee Jewellery and Metalware. Newtown NSW - Jeweller/Designer