Current Projects & Exhibitions

Sisterhood Lifeline The Commute | Institute of Modern Art

Sisterhood Lifeline explores the visibility and invisibility of black women’s bodies, voices and identities  in Western cultural institutions. Influenced by her own personal experience of working within an institution for the last two years, Lisa’s new body of photographic work and audio installation portrays how women and queer identifying people survive and thrive in these sterile spaces.  This work was lovingly supported and curated by Léuli Eshraghi and was commissioned for the co-curated group exhibition The Commute.

22nd September – 22nd December 2018

Institute of Modern Art

A Tinata Tuna exhibition text by Lisa Hilli and Léuli Eshraghi – pdf


Dress Code | Museum of Brisbane

Trade beads or slave beads, were used globally by European colonists as a mechanism for the exploitation of labour and goods, they were also used by missionaries for building rapport with indigenous people of the land. Artist Lisa Hilli explores the impacts and transformative effect that trade beads had upon her own people the Gunantuna (Tolai), during a precarious and hostile era of the late 1800’s and how materiality became a language, which was understood and valued by all.  For Dress Code, Lisa will present a mixed media installation and HD audio video work, installed as part of her solo exhibition Trade & Transfomation

3rd November 2018 – 28th January 2019

Museum of Brisbane

Video produced by Blak Dot Gallery