Phoebe Kelly is visual artist living and working in Naarm (Melbourne). Graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2019 she has since exhibited in group and solo exhibitions locally and interstate.


Her artistic practice explores acts of return and revisitation to explore the residues and traces left by experiences and interactions. Through her work she’s interested in the ways photography can suggest traces of invisible forces, and can allude to the potential of translating the intangible into the physical. Often extending the framework of analogue photographic practice through processes of casting and material transferral, she incorporates materials such as glass, bronze, clay, and copper into her work. Her practice focuses on the desire to hold or preserve the ineffable and the loss implicated by this.


Black and white collaged photographs depicting crashing waves with circle cut outs and layering

Dark Matter 2024