LAST Collective

Artists

Beth Arnold

Melanie Irwin

Katie Lee

Clare Rae

Hanna Tai


Projects

LIGHT: The Second LAST Collective Show 2017
The First LAST Collective Show 2016


Stockroom

Print set (blue stamp) 2017

Print set (black stamp) 2016

Artists’ works 

Artists’ publications


About 

Light and Air and Space and Time (LAST) is an artist collective. Founding members Beth Arnold, Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai have come together with shared affinities among their practices and a firm belief that independent artists don’t have to work alone.


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Katie Lee



Katie Lee, Set Elements, 2019
Performance/installation with bricks, bronze, ceramic, chalk, chalkboard paint, fabric, hessian, ladders, rope, steel, sand, wool, timber, 3:00 hours 
Magdalen Laundries, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 1–3 February 2019
Performers: Katie Lee, Arabella Frahn Starkie. Choreography: Katie Lee with Arabella Frahn Starkie. Invigilators/additional performers: Zoe Bethell, Luke Fryer, Anika De Ruyter, Nia Johnson, Simone Nelson, Oonagh Slater, Camille Thomas. Lighting: Andrew Sainsbury.
Temporal Proximities, curated by Kelli Alred
Photo: Anne Moffat.


Interdisciplinary artist Katie Lee's work ranges from large-scale architecturally sited installations to small, whimsical ink drawings; however, common to all of her works is a preoccupation with ‘the way things are.’ This preoccupation manifests in her sculptural work as forms resembling familiar objects, such as furniture, tools and equipment, and through the use of reconfigurable elements that she activates in performances and documents in video artworks. Recurring materials include hanging lengths of rope and rubber, steel bars, stools and ceramic forms. In these forms and materials, Lee finds a reflection of our built environment alongside their possible psychological and embodied affect.

Lee has recently submitted her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Visual Arts by research from RMIT (2009) and has also studied postgraduate education and urban planning. She has received numerous grants and awards, including Creative Victoria, the Australia Council and the Australian Postgraduate Award. Recent residencies include AIR Niederösterreich in Lower Austria; Asialink (Indonesia), 2014; The Arts Incubator, Singapore, 2013; and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2011–2012. Lee has exhibited widely both in Australia and internationally since 2005. Exhibition highlights include: Set Elements in Temporal Proximities (2019) and Cross-Section (2017), both at the Abbostsford Convent; Even a Stopped Clock (2017) at the Incinerator Gallery; Dreaming of a Technological Future, Margaret Lawrence Galleries (2014); Collected Objects, Varied Materials, Shepparton Art Museum (2013); and We Will Never Be Still, Dance Massive (2013). Lee has served on the board of Conical Inc., Gertrude Contemporary and West Space. She teaches Sculpture and within the Honours program at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and Drawing at RMIT.

www.katielee.com.au

Katie Lee, Set Elements, 2019
Performance/installation with bricks, bronze, ceramic, chalk, chalkboard paint, fabric, hessian, ladders, rope, steel, sand, wool, timber, 3:00 hours
Magdalen Laundries, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 1–3 February 2019
Performers: Katie Lee, Arabella Frahn Starkie. Choreography: Katie Lee with Arabella Frahn Starkie. Invigilators/additional performers: Zoe Bethell, Luke Fryer, Anika De Ruyter, Nia Johnson, Simone Nelson, Oonagh Slater, Camille Thomas. Lighting: Andrew Sainsbury.
Temporal Proximities, curated by Kelli Alred
Photo: Clare Rae.
Katie Lee, Set/Reset (Performances with No One Watching), 2017–2019
Installation with bilateral sound wave, bell, bricks, bronze, ceramic, chalk, chalkboard paint, fabric, fan, intermittent live radio, hessian, ladder, rope, steel, sand, wool, timber, intermittent performance, dimensions variable 
Installation view, Margaret Lawrence Galleries, Melbourne, 26 February 2019.
Performers: Katie Lee, Arabella Frahn Starkie.
Katie Lee: PhD Exhibition – No Single Thing   
Photo: Christian Capurro.

Katie Lee, Here and There, 2019
Three-channel video installation, each 37”, 2:35 hours 
Photo: Christian Capurro.

Katie Lee, Cross-Section, 2017
Site-specific performance/installation with bronze, ceramic, chalk, chalkboard paint, hessian, ladders, rope, steel, sand, wool, timber, dimensions variable
Installation view, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 8–24 May 2017 
Photo: Katie Lee. 


Katie Lee, Cross-Section, 2017 
Site-specific performance/installation with bronze, ceramic, chalk, chalkboard paint, hessian, ladders, rope, steel, sand, wool, timber, 
Installation view, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 8–24 May 2017
Performer: Katie Lee. 
Photo: Clare Rae.
Cross-Section was a live performance/installation within the buildings and corridors and around the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. Each day over a 17-day period, Lee used the buildings, trees, infrastructure and businesses as the context for the work. These gestures were recorded in video footage that was played back on four video monitors located around the site. This footage accumulated over the 17-day period, revealing past actions and interventions around the site.




Katie Lee, Even a Stopped Clock, 2017
Installation with brass, bronze, glass, moving light, steel, powder, single-channel soundtrack, dimensions variable

Installation view, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, 8 June–23 July 2017 
Lighting concept: Katie Lee with Andrew Sainsbury. Lighting: Andrew Sainsbury. 
Photo: Christian Capurro.


www.katielee.com.au
Mark