Tiana Jefferies is an Australian artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation. Her practice explores ecological intimacies and how they form in public spaces. Her works borrow visual language from playground equipment, camping gear and outdoor architectures such as bird hides. These materials and visual cues are rearranged to playfully imagine structures for queer and ecological intimacies. At the core of Jefferies’ practice is a desire to evoke a specific affective tone through thoughtful material compositions. Informed by queer theory and irreverent ecocriticism, Jefferies’ teetering sculptures delight in ironic slippages and glimmer with joyful degeneracy.
The Lord Mayor’s Creative Fellowships are an initiative of Brisbane City Council.