About Felicity Spear

Felicity Spear Visual Artist

Felicity Spear has been a practising and exhibiting artist for the past twenty five years. In 2007 she completed a PhD at Monash University with a project titled Extending vision: mapping space in light and time.

Working with a range of media, Spear’s art practice references the processes of mapping and the manipulation of optical phenomena, light, data and image capture. She focuses on the way we observe the physical world in order to generate models which emphasize its value and complexity.

During the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, Spear was included in the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Shared Sky. She also curated two exhibitions, Beyond Visibility: light and dust, with pioneering astro-photographer David Malin, and celebrated indigenous artist Gulumbu Yunupingu, as well as the first of the Sky Lab series of which there has been a number of iterations involving both local and international artists, the last taking place at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo, Victoria, and coinciding with National Science Week.

Spear is an associate member of the research network AEGIS (Art, Ecology, Globalization and the Interpretation of Science) and a member of N.A.V.A. (National Association of Visual Arts).


String Theory (2013)
Oil on linen
(Collection of Geelong Gallery)

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