MS Lisa Radford

MS Lisa Radford




  • Lisa Radford is an artist who writes and teaches. In late 2016 she presented Dear Masato, all at once (get a life, the only thing that cuts across the species is death) across the entire gallery at West Space as part of their annual commission series, which invests in a local artist to create a new body of work. In conjunction with the exhibition, West Space and Surpllus also launched Aesthetic nonsense makes commonsense, thanks X, a book presenting a collection of her writings. Other recent exhibitions have included Painting. More Painting at ACCA, 2016; Approx. Geez Louise, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2015, and The 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Russia, as part of Footnotes – a collaborative project with Liang Luscombe and 3-Ply publishing (Fayen d’Evie). Between 1999 and 2010 she was a participant in the collaborative art group DAMP.   



Selected publications



Education and training

  • DipEd, University of Melbourne
  • BFA, Victorian College of the Arts

Awards and honors

  • Arts Victoria, West Space, 2016
  • Copyright Agency, Fellowship, 2015
  • Arts Victoria, TCB artinc., Prolegomenon, 2014
  • NAVA, 2013
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Monash University, 2012
  • ANL Seafarers, 2011
  • City of Melbourne, Writing about Melbourne, 2007