Lisa Tran Kelly

25, Brisbane 

Lisa Tran Kelly is a multidisciplinary Vietnamese/Australian emerging artist, from Brisbane. Lisa studied visual art and Psychology at QUT and a Masters of Social Work. She is currently completing her final placement at Visible Ink, a youth-arts hub where her love for art and community development has combined. Lisa currently works as an Eating Issues Practitioner at Eating Disorders QLD, and much of her therapeutic practice and approach flows through to her arts practice. Lisa has exhibited work in Brisbane, worked as a freelance mural artist and has held art workshops with schools, communities and NGOs. Lisa is passionate about utilising participatory development practice, learnt through her community development and therapeutic training, to actively work with communities to facilitate inclusive creative processes that enable participants to express their community identities and stories, and deliver public art works. Drawing from her studies, her personal artistic practice gravitates towards themes of nature and humanity and attempts to discuss the intersection of art, mental health and recovery. Her mediums include gouache, acrylics and gold leaf and float between mural work and illustration.

2017 The Pod A.I.R,  “Our shared stories” Brunswick St Mall, Brisbane City Council 


2019 Clarence St Youth Respite Urban Art Workshop

2018 Kenmore State School Mural workshop with Grade 6, Kenmore

2018 Natives and Watercolour workshop Torbreck Art Gallery, Highgate Hill

2018 Gold Leaf workshop with Brisbane Central State School all ages, Springhill

2017 to (current) Native Flower Still-life perspective Watercolour Workshop with out-patients clientele at EDOS, (Eating Disorder Outreach Service), Indooroopilly 
2017 Native Flower Still-life perspective Watercolour Workshop The POD, Brisbane City Council

 Live Art Performance 

2019, Scribble Slam, Live 80 minute Mural showdown 

2016 Reactionary Artist, Paint it Red, Juggler’s Artspace 


2019, "Are We Friends?" Open House West End

2019, "No Boundaries, Volume 1" The Left Over House Paddington

2019, "Triple AAA" House Conspiracy, West End 

2018, "Torbreck Apartments Art Exhibition", The Chemist Gallery, Torbreck Apartments, Highgate Hill

2018, "Bloom", Bean Cafe and Bar, Brisbane City 
2018 "Art With Heart", Juggler's Art Space, Fortitude Valley 

2017 "What Remains", The Burrow, West End
2017 "Restless Lines Upon a Palm", Bloodhound Bar, Fortitude Valley 
2016 "Burrow Art Gallery", The Burrow, West End

2016 "Roving Conspiracy", West End
2015 "Devise It Yourself" (DIY) Festival, The Stan Dup Ensemble, Cupo
2014 "Rise", The DIY Festival, Raw Dance Company, Fortitude Valley

Murals and Public Work

2019, Carina Village Precinct Project (Upcoming January)

2019, Urban Smart Projects, Clarence St Energex Box

2019 West Village, Brisbane Street Art Festival, West End

2019 "Hope, Reslience, Recovery" EPT Box for Eating Disorders QLD and Urban Smart Designs

2018 "Grade 6 Champions Wall" Kenmore State School, Kenmore 

2018 "Hope Holders" Fence at Eating Disorders Queensland, Toowong

2018 "No Wrong Way to Have a Body" Traffic Control Box, for Eating Disorders QLD and Urban Smart Designs, Toowong 

2018 "Green Street" Live mural at the Ekka showgrounds, Northside 

2018 "Optimism", Brisbane Street Art Festival, Caxton Street 

2018 "Temporary Sea-Spray", Juggler's Laneway, Juggler's Art Space, Fortitude Valley

2016 "Main Stage Mural", Gold-leaf Mandala, Dance Barre by Katie Dickens 
2016 "Second Stage mural", Gold-leaf Dandelion, Dance Barre by Katie Dickens 
2016 "Bar Mural", Gold-leaf and paint Moonscape, The Burrow, West End



2019 Urban Smart Projects EPT Box 

2018 Urban Smart Projects Traffic Control Box 

2018 Visible Ink Interview 

2018 Paper Bou Take 5 with Lisa Kelly