Emerging from the discipline of painting, Lisa Radford's practice traverses writing, performance, sculpture and installation. In order to explore the shared socio-political space between images, place and people, Radford works with others as a way of examining what is both spoken and beyond speech. With Sam George, working together since 2008, they use conversation and oral histories to produce works that refer to documentary processes, shared narratives and coded language. The evolving project Concrete Archives, documents the shared experiences of 2 women: one Aboriginal, Yhonnie Scarce; the other non-Aboriginal, Radford and involves fieldwork to local and international sites of nuclear colonisation, genocide and memorialisation resulting in the production, to date of an editorial project with Art+Australia online and a major curatorial project debuting at ACE Open (ADL) which travelled to the VCA (MEL) — this digital, oral and exhibition "archive" includes historical and contemporary works and asks how we can address the cultural amnesia which obfuscates if not renders invisible the the Genocide of Aboriginal people in Australia since colonisation in order to address the impact this has had on our shared experiences, conflicts and representations of citizenship.
Currently working in the Honours and Painting departments at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, she shares thoughts publicly and intermittently in the The Saturday Paper.
Studio Tenant 2022 - Present