Tiana Jefferies

Tiana Jefferies is a spatial artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation. Her practice is driven by the entangled relationships between people, architecture and climate. Shaped by the locality and specificity of place, her works emerge from experimentation with camping equipment, traditional sculptural materials, and found building items. Informed by intersections of queer theory and ecocriticism, Jefferies desires to evoke an emotional ambiance through theatrical suggestions of structures and shelters. Populated with camp materials, ideas and fantasies, Jefferies’ installations delight in ironic slippages and glimmer with joyful degeneracy. These temporary shelters imagine sites of play and pleasure, allowing new unarticulated worlds to unfold.

Jefferies holds a BFA from the Queensland College of Art, during which, she participated in a study exchange at Edinburgh College of Art. In 2021, she completed a MPhil in Creative Practice at the Queensland University of Technology, receiving the Dorothy Birt Memorial Prize for Experimental Practice. Recent exhibitions include those at Metro Arts, Outer Space and Yarra Sculpture Gallery. Past residencies include Sculptor's Queensland, Hope Street Studio (Griffith University Art Museum) and most recently GlogauAIR, Berlin.

Contact: tiana.jefferies1@gmail.com



2021  Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice), Queensland University of Technology,Brisbane

2018  Bachelor of Visual Arts. Queensland College Art, Brisbane

2016  Study Exchange, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Open Studio, GlogauAIR,Berlin

2023 teetering, tittering, titsup, Metro Arts

2022 Works from the Hope StreetStudio, Town Square Vitrines, Fish Lane

2021  like a spectre, but you can feel it, Wreckers Artspace, Brisbane

2020  holding hands with the kerbside, QUT Kelvin Grove

2019  Cavitation, Dumb Dumb ARI, Brisbane

2016  Celebrate/Commemorate, The Project Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Reflections, YarraSculpture Gallery, Melbourne

2022 SUPERCUT 3, OuterSpace, Brisbane

2022  entwined as others, The Old Lock Up, Maroochydore (with Helen Hardess)

2021  Birds and Language, Sydney College of Art (with Helen Hardess, curatedby Madeleine Kelley)

2021  Excerpts, The Block, Brisbane

2020  WildWalls, The Walls Art Space, Gold Coast

2020  {dys} functional, Outer Space, Brisbane (with Alannah Dair)

2020  Eviction Party, Metro Arts, Brisbane (curated by Erika Scott)

2019  New Materiality, House Conspiracy, Brisbane

2017  Sculpture ‘17, Queensland College of Art

2017  River St Studios, Project Gallery, QCA

2017  [working title], POP Gallery, Woolloongabba

Prizesand Awards

2023 The Lord Mayor’s CreativeFellowship, Brisbane City Council.

2022 Redland ArtAwards (finalist)

2021  Dorothy Birt Memorial Art Prize, Queensland University of Technology

2018  Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Queensland College of Art


2023 GlogauAIR Artist in ResidenceBerlin, October - December

2022 Hope Street Studio Residency,facilitated by Griffith University Art Museum and ARIA Property Group

2020  Sculptors Queensland Residency

2019  House Conspiracy Residency

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