RACHEL FEERY & LISA STEWART



Rachel Feery & Lisa Stewart
acrylic painted backdrop, polystyrene, cardboard, paint, sand
(installation detail)
© 2009

As explorers of imaginary realms, artists Rachel Feery and Lisa Stewart work collaboratively, combining sound, sculpture, video and installation to take people on an adventure through the unknown. Just like a science fiction or storybook plot, they create openings – be it a viewfinder, soundscape, portal or diorama – from which one can enter the magical world of make-believe. These constructions aim to transport the viewer out of the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Rachel Feery completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours at Monash University in 2008. Recent exhibitions include: Hide and Seek, China Club Arts Hub, This is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, 2009, Big!, Queens Theatre, Adelaide, 2009, Wanderlust at C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, 2009, Make Believe, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne 2008 and Extended mind: Extended Body, Off The Kerb, Melbourne 2007.

Lisa Stewart completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photomedia at Monash University in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television at Monash University in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Hide and Seek, China Club Arts Hub, This is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, 2009, Post: A Group Show, Place Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne, 2009, Big! Queens Theatre, Adelaide, 2009, The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2008, Swift: Video art screenings, St Kilda Film Festival, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne 2008, Once Upon a Time: Off the Kerb’s 1st Birthday Show, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, 2008, Through Different Eyes, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne 2007.

Past collaborations between Feery & Stewart include, Echoes of Gold at O Projects Gallery, Melbourne 2008 and Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, 2009, Debut V at Blindside, 2009, and The Craft Exchange Salon at 25A Warehouse as part of The Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2008.