Over 130 visitors braved the wet and windy day on Saturday afternoon to come to the opening of Arts Project artist Lisa Reid’s survey, The Devil’s in the Detail. It was a spectacular turnout with many long-term supporters and artistic subjects of Reid’s work travelling from all over Australia to be present.

John Albrecht, Managing Director and Proprietor of Leonard Joel, officially opened the exhibition with generous words reflecting on the ongoing partnership between Leonard Joel and Arts Project Australia. This exhibition marks the fifth in a series of Leonard Joel supported survey series, accompanied by a full-colour Leonard Joel Series catalogue featuring an essay by Melbourne-based writer Dylan Rainforth and available for purchase from Arts Project Australia.

Lisa Reid joined the studio at Arts Project in 2000 and since then, she has shown extensively both nationally and internationally, making a significant contribution to the contemporary art landscape. Reid is a multi-media figurative artist who collects and reinterprets images of people that she sources from photographs magazines and newspapers.

The Devil’s in the Detail is made up of works from the artist’s collection held at Arts Project, as well as from private collections from across Australia, including a selection from the private collection of renowned art collector Peter Fay.


Long term Arts Project supporter and collector Peter Fay with artist Lisa Reid, standing in front of Reid’s portrait of Fay.

 Arts Project supporter and recently appointed Staff Artist Rob McHaffie with his family in front of Reid’s portrait of him.

 From left to right: Norma Reid, Arts Project artists Kate Knight, Fiona Taylor and Lisa Reid, and Staff Artist Nicole Macdonald

Lisa Reid’s family admiring her work.

Opening speeches during the give away prize of one of Lisa Reid’s Dame Edna limited edition frisbees, produced by Third Drawer Down. From left to right: Executive Director Sue Roff, Lisa Reid, Interpreter Ben Richardson, and John Abrecht.

Lisa Reid with her family in front of artworks inspired by an old family photo album.

Arts Project artist Paul Hodges and Staff Artis Rosie Vallis admiring Reid’s work.

Gallery Manager and Curator, and curator of The Devil’s in the Detail Sim Luttin with artist Lisa Reid.


LISA REID: The Devil’s In the Detail runs at Arts Project Australia until Saturday 10 October.


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