Outside the Lines by Kellie O'Dempsey

Image credit: Jono Searle


Outside the Lines
Performance: 24 May 2019 | Exhibition: 10 May - 11 Aug 2019
Museum of Brisbane as part of BAD Festival | Brisbane, QLD
Kellie O’Dempsey | Sound: Mick Dick | Performers: Saara Roppola and Maris Georgiou

Immerse yourself in a haven of colour, light and sound, as performance and installation artist Kellie O’Dempsey places audiences right in the middle of her artwork, which fuses digital drawing, performance, animated video projection and sound.

For BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD), Kellie teamed up with sound designer Mick Dick and performers Saara Roppola and Marisa Georgiou to perform new work and engage in discussions about their co-operative making process.

Links: Instagram | Brisbane Art and Design (BAD)


Credits | Photographer: Jono Searle


Botanica by Kellie O'Dempsey

Photographer: Cian Sanders

Photographer: Cian Sanders


10 May 2019 (Live performance)
City Botanic Gardens as part of Botanica by Night | Brisbane, QLD
Kellie O’Dempsey | Sound: Mick Dick | Performers: Saara Roppola and Maris Georgiou

Kellie O’Dempsey invites you to witness this live performance experience as part of Botanica by Night.

Kellie creates live performance drawings from a responsive exchange between line, sound and movement. In drawing and animating live lines of light across the surface of the gardens, O'Dempsey simulated the energy of molecules vibrating and growing under the surface of the trees.

Employing analogue and digital drawing techniques, the works respond and navigate the physical space in which they are made. Her visible process fuses the act of drawing and the experience of time. The drawings that result are constantly evolve in a state of becoming.

Botanica exhibition is a unique, site-specific curated contemporary art exhibition. Set within Queensland’s heritage garden, providing a complex historical backdrop, the City Botanic Gardens acts as a living museum. Botanica was a signature event of the Museum of Brisbane's inaugural Brisbane Art Design (BAD) festival.

Links: Botanica | Brisbane Art and Design (BAD) | Instagram

Credits | Photographers: Cian Sanders / Faces of Brisbane


Hardenvale - our home in Absurdia by Kellie O'Dempsey


Hardenvale - our home in Absurdia
Rayner Hoff Project Space, National Art School NSW, Australia
28 March - 20 April 2019
Kellie O’Dempsey, Catherine O’Donnell and Todd Fuller 
Funded by Australia Council for the Arts, with support from Create NSW, The NSW Artists’ Grant (NAVA)
Also supported by the Parramatta Artist Studios and Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program

Hardenvale – our home in Absurdia is a real-scale, immersive, house-like environment by Australian artists Catherine O’Donnell, Kellie O’Dempsey and Todd Fuller. Through drawing, projection, built form, sound and movement, this collaborative project references the architecture of 1960s Western Sydney Government housing as well as spaces the group describe as ‘the cultural fringe of Australia’.

Crossing three generations, these artists’ re-imagine lived domestic space while expanding the practice of drawing to create an intimate and unsettling experience. Harvesting images from personal narratives of imperfect moments (both familiar and strange), Hardenvale is a humble dwelling made from drawing in which to spend, loose or ind time. This installation invites visitors to reflect on their own experiences and memories of home.

Links | Catalogue


Credits | Images - Silversalt Photography, Peter Morgan and the National Art School // Video - Sound: Mick Dick and Cinematography: Emma Conroy