Lesa Hepburn
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curriculum vitae


Lesa Hepburn


Botanical Fibre Artist











New Zealand


Bachelor of Visual Arts 1987, Queensland College of Art

Individual exhibitions

2012: Delicates and Smalls, solo exhibition, Doggett Street Studio, May – June

2010: Pocketful of Change; Solo Exhibition- Doggett St Studio. Brisbane

2008:  Finding the Moon at the Bottom of the Ocean.- Solo Exhibition Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, August

2008: Inside Out -Solo Exhibition Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

2006:   Stranded: far from home, Solo Exhibition Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

2006: Red Hot Fibre – Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, solo exhibition of recent works in conjunction with Pulp Fiction residency

2006: Strands – Redlands Art Gallery, Cleveland, Solo Exhibition

2005: Water Maps - Solo Exhibition; Logan City Art Gallery; July

2004: www.lesahepburn.com; website launch & exhibition, October; Studio Red Gallery, Redcliffe State High School

Selected group exhibitions

2013: exhibited Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards & Exhibition, Gladstone

2010: Picture This; Brunswick Street Art Gallery Fitzroy, Melbourne

2010: Flower Power; Queensland Artworkers Alliance Members Exhibition, Brisbane

2009: Art/ Play /Science: Environmental Art Collective Exhibition, Brisbane

2007:   Threads of change – Textile Exhibition, Reverse Garbage

2005: Books ’05; Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, September – October


2012: “Bronze Blue” letterpress documentary, production April 2011 to July 2012; launch August 2012 Caboolture Library

2010:   Hays Inlet Festival: Globes & Fishes, visual arts workshops, professional development for emerging artists, school & library workshops and sculptural installation; Redcliffe

2000-2002:      Paper & String Exhibition - curator; Redcliffe City Art Gallery

Red Hot Fibre Bee – project manager; Redcliffe – fibre arts workshops, installations, seminars & market in conjunction with the Paper & String exhibition

The Botanic Book Project Stages 1 & 2 – project coordinator & workshop tutor, inter regional community arts project for Redcliffe, Caboolture & Cooroy


2013: selected Moreton Bay Regional Art Prize

2013: selected Queensland Regional Art Awards

2009: SCU Artist Book Acquisition Award, “Lodging” selected work.

2009: Pine Rivers Art Award 2009 selected in photography section.

2008: Stanthorpe Art Prize February 2008; selected for exhibition

2006: Queensland Regional Art Awards, 2 works selected, Flying Arts, Townsville & Brisbane

2006: Warwick Art Prize, Commendation for Sculpture; Warwick August 2006

2005: Art with a Heart – Toowoomba, awarded Special commendation

2005: Qld Regional Art Awards – Longreach October Qantas Founders Outback Museum


2004:   Harvest – Qld Regional Art Awards; Brisbane & Warwick; awarded – Commendation & Bursary


2013: Ignite Redlands Festival – commissioned site specific installation, Redland City, Queensland

2009: Combined NZ & Australia Conference of the Textile Institute, Conference Poster Presentation; April, University of Otago, New Zealand

2006 – 2009: Entry Gates (steel) (3m x 12m) and foyer wall sculpture (glass) (2.8m x 28m); design and project management; Browns Plains Health Centre, Queensland Health

2006: Biome Living City Store; 215 Adelaide St, Brisbane. Light Shades - design & fabrication


AIR Southland New Zealand 2017- 2018

Gunyah artist in residence September 5 - 16  2016

Northlakes State College, 2006
Studio Red, Redclife State High School, 2003-2004

Professional Memberships