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Lisa Hilli

Lisa Hilli (b. 1979, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; lives and works in Melbourne, Australia)

Lisa Hilli graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in media arts. Her work explores and celebrates the complexities and issues of cross-cultural identity through the use of video installation, community filmmaking and, more recently, weaving.  Inspired predominantly by her Papua New Guinean heritage, Hilli uses her art practice as a process to gain knowledge about cultural histories and maintain what she inherited by applying these traditions through a contemporary context.
She co-founded the Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle (PWWC) in 2010, and was co-creative director and co-facilitator of Story Weavers: Pacific Youth Filmmaking Project, for the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival in 2013.


Just Like Home
Australian National Tour: Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland; Colac Otways Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, Victoria; Darwin Community Arts, Northern Territory; Elcho Island Arts & Crafts, Arnhem land, Northern Territory; Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Where We’re At! Other Voices on Gender
BOZAR Centre For Fine Arts, Brussel, Belgium

Meleponi Pasifika
Indonesian Contemporary Arts Network, Jogyakarta, Indonesia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Meleponi Pasifika, Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival
Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Symbiosis: Living Through Art
Australia Council for the Arts, Rover Thomas Auditorium, Sydney, Australia

The Other APT – Cybertribe
Indigenous Online Gallery

Mis-Design – Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle
Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia

How does a network activate a public? – Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle
The South Project, West Wing Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Exhibition: Embodied Spaces

An exhibition curated by Christine Eyene on the body, gender and identity.