Fiona Lee


Release date: Friday 29 October 2021

Fiona is a political artist and climate justice activist working across non-violent direct action, installation, photography and video. Fiona’s work is an act of resistance; she often incorporates her home’s scorched remnants to unapologetically draw attention to the personal loss of her home in the 2019/20 bushfires and the impact of climate change on us all.

Form doesn’t dominate in Fiona’s work, materials and content speak simultaneously about their origin and the direction our world is heading. Appropriated images and laconic phrases of conservative politicians are emblazoned on Fiona’s work. She, like many others, is tired of broken political promises of climate action and wants to hold governments and companies to account. Fiona will have had two solo shows in 2021 – Carbon Tax at The Creator Incubator (where she also recently completed a 12 month residency) and Unpreparable at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Fiona also has work in The Art of Protest at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Fiona lives and works on unceded Awabakal land in Muloobinba/Newcastle with her family.

Funding Partners

This project is supported by the City of Newcastle through the Council Support for the Arts and Cultural Organisations in Newcastle Program.


This project is supported by Create NSW.