IartC acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and skies, often expressed through art.

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Grace Lillian Lee

Painting on all media; Photography, video, sound or media work; Sculpture or installation; Weaving; Merchandise and licensed products

Artist Member

Grace Lillian Lee

Grace Lillian Lee is a proud multicultural artist, known for drawing inspiration from her Indigenous heritage. Grace is a descendant of the Miriam Mer people of the Eastern Islands of the Torres Strait Islands, Lee celebrates her culture through the act of weaving, culture, story and activation.

Grace's works and adornments are recognised by the intricate, high quality woven works and installations, inspired by traditional Torres Strait Island weaving, stories of family, longing for a greater sense of belonging and an imagined future.
Through her extensive work with rural and urban Australian Indigenous communities and art centres, Grace founded the not-for-profit Indigenous Corporation - First Nations Fashion + Design (FNFD), a national platform for cultural expression and celebration by way of fashion, performance and multi-disciplinary practices.

Grace's work with First Nations communities concentrates on engaging 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's artworks and collaborative pieces have been acquired by national and international institutions and galleries, as well as private collections. In 2021 Grace was the first inaugural recipient of the National Carla Zampatti Women in Leadership Award for the Australian Fashion Laureate award.

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