Shannon Lyons is an artist and educator currently living and working in Boorloo/Perth, whose practice focuses on unpacking the complex relationships that exist between artistic content and context. She continually adapts, draws from, and responds to specifically located built environments, producing works that directly reference the site where they are made or exhibited. Lyons was awarded a practice-led PhD in Visual Art from Curtin University in 2016 and received a Bachelor of Arts (Art) (First Class Honours) from Curtin University in 2008. In 2004 she was selected to participate in the Fondazione Antonio Ratti Advanced Course in Visual Arts with visiting Professor Jimmie Durham in Como, Italy. Lyons was a visiting scholar to the E'cole Nationale Supérieur d'Art de Dijon (ENSAD) in 2008 and completed a residency at SOMA in Mexico City, Mexico in 2012. Noteable projects include Wayfind (2018, Next Wave x West Space, Vic), Infrastructuralism (2018, La Trobe Art Institute, Vic), A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine (2018, Bus Projects, Vic), Dark Kitchen (2019, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Vic), Li (2020 Bundoora Homestead, Vic), and Shelter In Place (2021, Town Hall Gallery, Vic).
Goolugatup's five heritage buildings accommodate dozens of professional artists, not-for-profits, and creative small businesses.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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