Colette Lewis is a visual artist whose practice engages with ideas of embodied and situated knowledge at the intersection of social, economic and ecological contexts. Her work incorporates collaborative processes, filmic and photographic works, installations, publications, artefacts and public engagement events. She has produced numerous art projects in diverse public spaces, community and institutional settings in urban and rural locations.
Current and recent research projects include Artist Placement Kinship Project, Cork (2022) funded by Creative Ireland Creative Climate Action Award, PLoT (People’s Land Trust) (2021-22) a collaboration with artists Marilyn Lennon and Elinor Rivers funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Arts Participation Project Award and Reframing Community Economies in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre (2021).
Recent awards include the inaugural Platform 31 Scheme Cork City Council (2021) Association of Local Authority Arts Offices, Agility Award, Arts Council of Ireland (2021), Arts Council of Ireland and Artist in the Community Research and Development Scheme (2021) managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
Colette graduated with an MA in Visual Art Practices from IADT, BA in Fine Art Sculpture from LSAD and a Diploma in Field Ecology from UCC. She is a member of the Cork Artists Collective studio group and a founding member of The Guesthouse Project. In 2020 she joined MTU Crawford College of Art and Design as Assistant Lecturer.