Tiana Jefferies is a Meanjin based, spatial practitioner using casting, digital modelling, and installation processes to offer an ecocentric perspective of materiality and relationality. Her interdisciplinary practice aims to engage with the visceral forces and feelings provoked by the current ecological crisis. To frame the ungraspable and complex relationships between humans, architectures and non-human lifeforms, Jefferies develops site-responsive, improvised installations using found and discarded materials. Through performative processes, she seeks to reveal materials as co-collaborators, transcending their ordinariness. Moreover, intersecting interests in queer theory and irreverent ecocriticism have guided her practice to more deeply consider questions of disposition, feeling and affect. She desires to promote the vibrancy of relationships between art objects and audiences and the subtle but potent affective capacities that mediate these encounters.

Jefferies graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art in 2018, during which, she participated in a study exchange at Edinburgh College of Art learning traditional casting processes. In 2021, she completed a Master of Philosophy in Creative Practice at the Queensland University of Technology, receiving the Dorothy Birt Memorial Prize for Experimental Practice. Recent exhibitions include those at The Old Lock Up, Wreckers Art Space, Metro Arts, The Walls and the accompanying exhibition to Sydney College of Arts’ Birds and Language conference. She is currently artist in residence at the Hope Street Studio in South Brisbane, facilitated by the Griffith University Art Museum. 


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


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


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

2021  Dorothy Birt Memorial Art Prize, Queensland University of Technology

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

Residenciesand Workshops

2022  positive impressions of negative space workshop, The Old Lock Up,Maroochydore (with Helen Hardess)

2020  A Positive Take on Negative Space workshop – ‘The Shed’ at The OldMuseum

2020  Sculptors Queensland Residency

2019  House Conspiracy Residency


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