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Lisa Reid: Australian Tapestry Workshop Artist in Residence Program

Lisa Reid holding her ceramic work in the Arts Project Australia studio

Arts Project Australia artist Lisa Reid has been announced as a recipient of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s 2024 Artist in Residency Program.

The ATW offers artists and craftspeople working in any medium, the chance to broaden their practice in our world-renowned residency program. Each year, Artists in Residence immerse themselves in the vibrant ATW studio – exchanging knowledge and skills with tapestry weavers and engaging with local communities through public programs including talks, hands-on workshops and exhibitions.

Lisa Reid is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital media. Buoyed by meticulous attention to detail, Reid is inspired by notions of family, home, and childhood memories. In her work on paper, Reid lovingly references old family photographs, her observational yet self-reflective work documenting and capturing the dream-like sentimentality found in reflecting on the past. In her extensive ceramic practice, Reid recreates vintage appliances and objects, drawing from the archive of memory, each piece rich with the history of the artist and her family.

Reid has worked as an artist in the Arts Project studio since 2002 and held her first solo exhibition Lisa Reid: The Devil’s in the Detail at Arts Project Australia in 2015. She has exhibited in numerous group shows, including Painting. More Painting, ACCA, Melbourne; Renegades: Outsider Art, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill; Sit Down, Shut Up and Watch, Film & New Media Festival, Adelaide; and Everyday imagining: new perspectives on Outsider art, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne. Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as private collections worldwide.