Ellen Lee: Landscape; of sight, of sound

Ellen Lee | Landscapes; of sight, of sound

21 October 2023 – 28 January 2024

Ellen Lee’s solo exhibition Landscape; of sight, of sound presents a series of large-scale abstract works on paper that explore her personal, sensory experience of nature. Derived from blind contour drawings (a process of drawing without looking at the paper), her works layer gestural marks and pigment to create a mapping of the landscape. Each work is the culmination of notations from multiple excursions, offering to the audience an extended moment to pause and be present.

Ellen Lee is this year’s SAM Spotlight artist, an annual opportunity for local emerging artists to present a solo exhibition in SAM’s Community Gallery.

Ellen Lee portrait, courtesy of Ellen Lee.

About the Artist

Ellen Lee (b. 1983 Rochester) lives and works in Echuca, Victoria. Her home studio is situated by the Banyula State Forest, which provides daily access to bushland and visual resources for her works. She graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours First Class) from La Trobe University in 2015 and has exhibited at The Foundry Arts Space, Echuca; at La Trobe University and the Visual Art Centre, Bendigo; and at Punctum’s White Space, Castlemaine. 

Featured image: Ellen Lee, Landscape; of sight, of sound (detail), 2023, Shepparton Art Museum, 2023. © Ellen Lee.

Curator:  Caroline Esbenshade

Location: Hugh D.T Williamson Community Gallery, Level 2