2018 - Fell, F 2018Un/comfortable Bodies: Collaborative Performance, Embodiment, and Materiality in the Sensorial Field of Clay.’

Abstract: This exegesis proposes art as an in/hospitable space for female embodiment, drawing on manifestations of the uncanny, the shadow, and the ghostly, for which theoretical support is found in new feminist, posthumanist, and new materialist discourses. Research for this exegesis has aimed to archive and reimagine two decades of ceramic figurative sculpture practice as well as establish a new language for my practice through an expanded field of material enquiry. Attention to the sensorial field of clay is an intuitive, as well as logical step in praxis. It recasts the perception of what the ‘traditional medium’ of ceramics may have to offer, in an era in which the system of art is becoming increasingly virtual. These investigations merge an intuitive understanding of clay with medical scanning technologies, video making, studio logic, and spatial investigations. The additional use of performance, collaboration, and interdisciplinary processes has destabilised and blurred the discrete, unyielding characteristics of the ceramic canon. This allows for an expansion of the language of art’s matter beyond the thin, opaque, impenetrable surface of fired and glazed clay. Instead, porosity, as the interpenetration and interconnection between the inside and the outside of the artist’s body, has created a new understanding of female embodiment and the nature of materiality in art making.


2018 - Roussell, D & Fell, F 2018, 'Becoming a work of art: Collaboration, materiality and posthumanism in visual arts education', International Journal of Education Through Art, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 91-110.

2016 - Fell, FV 2016, 'Ceramic perspectives: curating the 13-head Australian representation in the international ceramics exhibition Eventual Spaces', hosted by the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain, 12 September to 16 October.

2016 - Fell, F 2016, Imperfect friends, exhibition, Watters Gallery, East Sydney, NSW, 30 August - September.

2015 - Rousell, D & Fell, F 2015, 'Collectivities of practice: collaboration as posthumanist pedagogy in tertiary visual arts education', paper presented to the 2015 Scholarship of Teaching Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, 22 September.

2015 - Fell, F 2015, 'External and internal topographies: art on the uncanny limits of scan technology', Transformations: Journal of Media & Culture, vol. 26.

2014 - Fell, F 2014, 'Beyond my skin: medical scanning and imaging technologies and the spectral interior of ceramic sculpture', Studio Research Journal, vol. 2, pp. 56-65.

2014 - Fell, FV 2014, Watershed: Sculpture Show, exhibition, Galeria Del Paranimf, University of Barcelona, Spain, 12-17 January.

2013 - Fell, FV 2013, 'Indefinite Densities', exhibition, Watters Gallery, East Sydney, NSW, 23 October-9 November.

2013 - Fell, FV, Renes, CM, Elvin, R, Walker, R, Slade, I, Everett, D & de Weerdt, R 2013, video recording, La obra perfecta, No Glaze No Glory, Four Fold Studios, Lismore NSW.

2011 - Fell, FV 2011, 'Ceramics in collaboration: ceramics, plastic and digital media', Craft Australia: Reviews.

2011 - Fell, F 2011, 'Just act natural', exhibition, Watters Gallery, East Sydney, NSW, 5-22 October.


2019 - The Now-Present and the Future Presencing of Absence: Moya Costello reviews Fiona Fell & Kellie O’Dempsey ‘Dirt & Ash’ & Marion Conrow ‘Museum of My Friends #1’.


2019 - Arts Northern Rivers, Celebration Ceramics: Fiona Fell. Celebrating Ceramics surveys ceramic masters with a connection to the Northern Rivers, recognising the contributions these artists have made and celebrates their legacy. Meet Fiona Fell.

2015 - Fell, F 2015, 'Clay's anatomy: sculptured, scanned, screened', presentation, Stepping up: the Australian Ceramics Triennale, Canbera, ACT., 9-11 July.

2015 - Cooke, G, Fell, F & Hill, M 2015, Fiona Fell is a ceramic artist, video recording.

2015 - Fell, Fiona 2015, video recording, L'Interruptión, The Australian Ceramics Association Film Festival, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT., 9-11 July.

2015 - Fell, F 2015, Lones Morrow, exhibitionStepping Up: the Australian Ceramics Triennale, Stepping up: delegates exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 9 July - 11 July.

2006 - Fell, FV 2006, 'EVENTual BodieSpaces', Interpreting Ceramics, vol. 8.

2006 - Fell, FV 2006, Graft, exhibition, Legge Gallery, Sydney, 15 August-2 September 2006.


2016 - Rousell, D, Cutcher, A, Cutter- Mackenzie, Boyd, W, Fell, F & St Claire, J 2016, 'Walking the media: activating the cubewalk network as a mobile architecture', interactive presentation and workshop presented to Walking the meshwork: an interactive symposium on walking as research, education and artistic practice, Lismore, NSW, 18 February.