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Oakey is an emerging contemporary artist based in Adelaide whose work traverses sculpture and site-specific installations. Working out of George St Studios, she uses a range of materials, creating works for both urban and natural environments.

Oakey’s experiences of being fully immersed in an array of natural environments has created a deep fascination in the interconnectedness of the living world and our relationship to it. It is these connections, unseen forces, networks and spaces, on a cellular and cosmic level that she considers in the process of creating her work.

Threads that also weave through Oakey’s work include: biophilia, spiritual ecology, phenomenology and how we engage with the space around us.


Solo Exhibitions
2021 – Continuum, FELTspace, FELTspace Graduate Award Exhibition (Adelaide Fringe).
2020 – In Our Nature, JPE Design Studio, Adelaide, SA.

Group Exhibitions
2022 – Political Climate, Heysen Sculpture Biennial, Carrick Hill, Adelaide, SA
2021 – Studios:2021, ACE, Adelaide, SA
2020 – 10 Years from Now, Flinders University at Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA (Adelaide Fringe).
2020 – Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Drill Hall, Adelaide, SA (Adelaide Fringe).
2019 – Adomania, Light Square Gallery, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) Honours, Adelaide, SA.
2019 – Student Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA.
2018 – On the Brink, Light Square Gallery, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Adelaide, SA.

Public Art Commissions
2022 – Light Sculpture, Adelaide Festival Centre.
2022 – Endless Hoist, SA Power Networks, Emerging Artist Sculpture Commission (Helpmann Academy), Adelaide.
2018 – Bronze figures, Bowden train station, City of Adelaide, SA.

2019 – Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) honours (first class) (University Medal). AC Arts/Flinders University.
2018 – Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Adelaide College of the Arts/Flinders University

2022 – Heysen Sculpture Biennial winner - Awarded a solo show for Fringe 2024 at Hahndorf Academy
2021 – Best Visual Art and Design Award (Weekly Adelaide Fringe Award)
2020 – Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award (Helpmann Academy)
2020 – ACE Open Residency Award (Helpmann Academy)
2019 – FELTspace Graduate Award (FELTspace)

2022 – George St Studios, Adelaide.
2020/2021 – ACE Open studio residency, Adelaide
2021 – Nature Festival/Forestry SA, Peramangk country SA.

2022 – Guildhouse Catapult mentee with Catherine Truman
2021 – Endless Hoist public art commission mentee with Louise Haselton
2020 – FELTspace graduate award mentee with Roy Ananda

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