Pamela Leung

Artist in Residence 2020

Pamela Leung is a Sydney based emerging artist. She graduated from the National Art School with a Master of Fine Arts in painting in 2016.

After moving from Hong Kong to Sydney in the 1970s, she enjoys a dual identity that is in her own words "Westernised" but intrinsically tied to her Chinese cultural heritage. Her works often draw on the migratory experience with relationships, connections, displacement and diaspora, which in turn tend to feature as the dominant themes her work.

The use of reds or whites in her works refer to cultural, spiritual and traditional memories as well as meditation, Zen, emotion and the ordinariness of everyday life. She frequently brings together found materials or everyday objects to create symbolic sculptures or installations. In the same way through mark making, her drawings are careful compositions of lines that strongly suggest meditations on the everyday.

Sol Contardo

Ceramicist in Residence 2020


Trained as a professional photographer and translator, she is now finishing a Diploma of Visual Arts in Ceramics.

She first started doing pottery 10 years ago. Since then, she has attended different workshops around the world, leading her to study the diploma.

A mother of 4, who inspire and motivate her to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in what she does to others, especially children.

Sol's solo exhibition 'Te Hosek’en Harw’ - The Edge of the World' is opening at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios 4 November 2020. 

Ruth Li

Artist Residence 2020/21


Australian artist Ruth Li’s works evoke dream-like utopian fantasies while projecting a feeling of insecurity and fragility. Li utilizes her sculptures and instillations as metaphor to explore tradition and multicultural concepts of beauty as a cross-cultural language in to the spiritual and the sublime.

Li finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) at the National Art School in 2013 and is represented by MAY SPACE Sydney. She currently divides her time between Australia, Taiwan, and her studio in Jingdezhen, China. Li has since been invited to exhibit, host workshops and talks in China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Turkey and Australia. Li’s works are collected by Taoxichuan Museum in Jingdezhen, China, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan, Guray Museum in Avanos, Turkey as well as the Nevsehir City’s public collection.


Tilly Lees

Artist in Residence 2019 / 2020

Tilly Lees is an Australian artist based in Sydney, working across painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and installation. She has recently completed her Masters of Contemporary Art at the University of Sydney, culminating with a solo show in front of the Great Hall at the University’s main campus. Her practice explores cultural, physical and psychological influences that surround the human form.


Tilly’s project for the duration of the residency is ’Uncovering the Cove’ and is looking for residents to be involved, either by revealing a secret or by uncovering themselves.



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