Mission statement & founder
Grace Lillian Lee is a multicultural artist and descendant of the Meriam Mer people of the Eastern Islands of the Torres Strait. Taking inspiration from her Indigenous heritage, Grace uses fashion and adornment as a means of understanding and representing her own culture. Renowned for creating wearable interpretations of traditional Torres Strait Island weaving techniques in the form of body sculptures and accessories, Grace has become a shining beacon in the arts and culture space. Helping foster rich collaborative networks amongst remote communities, she is empowering the next generation to connect with their lineage through dance, music, and textiles. Her curated fashion performances provide an opportunity for artists to represent their heritage through contemporary, wearable art while facilitating the sharing of cultural knowledge and craftsmanship.