Lee FullARTon is a practicing and Teaching Artist from Queensland Australia.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland College of Art in 1986, she undertook postgraduate studies that combined aspects of her arts practice with art therapy and art education for children. This led to a career that, combined with her practice, is deeply connected to a commitment to making art with and for children.
Lee has developed and delivered many arts programs and workshops for both children and adults in schools, galleries and museums, practiced art with children, undertaken and managed complex community arts projects, and contributed to writing about and research in the arts.
Lee is the recipient of several awards recognising her contributions to art, education and culture in Queensland.
In 2002 she founded Primary Arts Network Ipswich supporting children's engagement and teacher education in The Arts.
Since 1991 Lee has undertaken regular and extensive travels across Asia, the influences and connections are significant in her work.
In 2014 Lee was awarded the Arts Queensland Individual Artist Grant and undertook an extended Artist in Residence at Sanskriti Kendra New Delhi India. Her culminating works of this residency was exhibited in solo shows “Sampūrṇatā: Completeness Lee FullARTon at Sanskriti Kendra” at Ipswich Art Gallery (2015) and Logan Art Gallery (2018).
In 2016 Lee was awarded finalist in the Queensland Regional Art Awards for her work Catherine Parker: Pilgrimages to Places.
Lee was the Resident Artist for ‘Out of the Box’ Children’s Festival in 2016. Lee and Australian- Indian Artist Komal Arora created several rangoli designs for large public installation artworks. Various artists created these designs with children during the festival alongside Lee’s installation titled Boxes and Bling
Lee was awarded finalist in the Sydney Sculptural Exhibition Hidden held within the unique space of Rookwood Cemetery for her work Mandir: Shrine (2017) and Heartwood Shrine (2018).
Since 2010 she has been the curator and public programs manager of Story Arts Festival Ipswich (SAFI) Children’s and Illustrator exhibitions at the Ipswich Community Gallery.
Lee currently works as Teaching Artist in Queensland primary and special schools. Lee maintains her arts practice at her studio in Ipswich and undertakes artist in residencies and community arts projects across Australia.
Lee has completed large commissions for public artworks at The Mater Hospital Springfield Queensland and in collaboration with Toowoomba based artist Denise Chard undertaken public art installations in communities and schools in Queensland and Western Australia.