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The Joy of Living 2008 (video still)

The Joy of Living 2008 (video still)

Kellie Wells is a Tasmanian born visual artist who completed her MFA at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2016.

Based out of Melbourne Kellie has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in both Australia and overseas and this year she was the studio resident at Phasmid Studio, Berlin Germany (Mar-Jun 2017). 

Her research interests centre on ancient and contemporary devotional practices and rituals and her work questions the often labelled narcissistic art of modern self-representation.

Through colourful spatial installations of drawing, photography, video and crafted objects her practice reflects a deep contemplation on selfhood via its own image and self-representation as consecrated pursuit and sacred occupation.

"Mine is a multidisciplinary art practice which responds creatively to individual & collective traditions of mythology, ritual and self-representation and imaging of women in religion and art. Within my art practice and research I am attempting to seek out new possibilities to be found in continued exploration of personal spiritual rituals, motifs and symbols and the varying ways and modes of representing the sacred and interior dimensions of contemporary identity."

 

 

Image Trying To be Beautiful While My Hand is Burning (2007) video still

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Trying To be Beautiful While My Hand is Burning (2007)
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Image Trying To be Beautiful While My Hand is Burning (2007) video still

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Trying To be Beautiful While My Hand is Burning (2007)
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