Lee Honey

Artist Statement


In the last decade I have been working primarily with found images, sourced from vintage books. I love working with illustration especially of birds and the cosmos. I do not use photocopies or digital reproductions in my compositions, I like the idea that each original fragment that goes into an assembled work remains something of it’s unique previous life. The resulting image, I hope, reflects a dynamic process of searching, sorting, cutting and assembling

Some questions I am really interested in are; where is the cosmos? Why have I this persistent belief it is out there beyond the clouds? And what of the materials I made of? Materials that have been constantly churning and transforming for thirteen billon years or maybe longer, where am I in all of that? And I that old? Are my socks that old? And dichotomies like old and new nature and culture, are they a help or a hindrance in perceiving and understanding ourselves. 


Education


Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture, Curtin University, Western Australia. Open University. Commenced 2013 Associate Diploma in Performance, Centre for the Performing Arts, South Australia. Completed 1990


Group Exhibitions


2016 Mail Art Bienali, Namik Kemal Universitesi, Tekirdag, Turkiyei

2016 Revive Art Prize, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Moruya, NSW.

2015 Colour Box Membership Program Exhibition, Causeway House, Melbourne, VIC.

2015 Mystery Box, Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy, VIC.

2015 17th Annual Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, NY, USA.

2014 Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, VIC.

2014 Visual Poetry, Mac Museum of Art, Argentina. http://artecorreorecibido.blogspot.com.ar

2014 Spy, http://grahamgreen110blogspot.ru Novosibirsk, Russia

2013 Postcard Show, Linden Gallery,St Kilda, VIC.

2011 Flugel/Wings, http://westflugelsky.wordpress.com Lower Saxony, Germany

2010 Atlas, Artist Book Exhibition, Artisan Books, Fitzroy, VIC.

2010 Recycle, Synergy Gallery, Northcote, VIC.

2009 Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, QLD.

2009 Liverpool Art Prize, City of Liverpool, NSW.

2009 The Practice of Territory, City Library, Melbourne, VIC.

2007 Artsblitz, City of Kingston, Moorabbin, VIC.

2003 Artsblitz, City of Kingston, Moorabbin, VIC.


Solo Exhibitions


2014 Animal Mineral Vegetable, City Library, Melbourne, VIC.

2001 Assemblages, Baillieu Library, Melbourne University, VIC.

2001 Domestic Glass Assemblages, Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC. 


Awards


2015 Short-listed Collage Scrap Exchange, Papirmass and Brownpaperbag

2015 Short-listed Revive Art Prize, Moruya Shire, NSW

2009 Short-listed (with Tim Barrass) Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Morton Bay, QLD.

2009 Short-listed Liverpool Art Prize, City of Liverpool, NSW.

2007 1st Prize, sculpture, Artsblitz, City of Kingston, Moorabbin, VIC.

2003 1st Prize, work on paper, Artsblitz, City of Kingston, Moorabbin, VIC.

Practicing Being Myself, Ringed Plover