BIOGRAPHY + CV
Lillee Wakefield is a mixed media artist focusing on areas within printmaking and sculptural installation. She has always had an interest in art and often found it was the best way to express herself and her disabilities. She has an intellectual labelled 'Global Learning and Developmental Delays', which includes a low IQ. In this light Wakefield believes that her disability is more of an ability as it causes her way of thinking and processing information to be largely different to others. Wakefield enjoys finding ways to intertwine all aspects of her life into her art making, including personal and social.
During her second year of university she was chosen to participate in a print exchange with Mexico where her prints where displayed in an art museum in Patzcuaro, Michoacán.
Wakefield is currently studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts at the University of South Australia and is planning on continuing into a Master of Teaching once she has graduated. She has an upcoming exhibit of her third-year graduate work in December at the University of South Australia.
"My current work aims to portray the more whimsical side of my intellectual disability, and how my brain processes information. Through a set of prompts I aim to make an installation scene that takes the audience through an example of my thinking process. With areas of painting, sculpture, ceramic, printmaking, and many others I hope to express myself through the prompts in an abstract process." - Wakefield on the ideas and processes of her upcoming work.
As an emerging artist I am continuing to develop my skills over my practice through my university degree, I am also able to take skills that I have learnt from outside of the art community and employ them into the industry. Such as the communication and multi-tasking skills I have learnt though my involvement in sport.
Master of Teaching at University of South Australia: 2021 – Current
Bachelor of Contemporary Art at University of South Australia: 2018 - 2020
Completed Year 12 education at Paralowie R-12 School: 2013 - 2017
Belco Arts Prompted Imagination Online Exhibition: March 2021
University of South Australia Online Graduate Exhibition BLOOM: December 2020 (link - https://unisa.edu.au/Calendar/bloom/)
Belco Arts (In)visible: Belonging Online Exhibition: December 2020 (link - https://www.belcoarts.com.au/invisible-belonging/)
University of South Australia Spring Preview: October 2020
Mexico print exchange: June 2019
Wyoming print exchange: June 2019
University of South Australia 2D Contemporary Art Exhibition: November 2018
Paralowie R-12 mural: September 2015
University of South Australia Graduate Exhibition committee (events team): 2020
Paralowie R-12 School Visual Arts Award: 2017