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The Artist in Residence for 2019 is...

Please welcome Lee McConnell to the team.

Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to welcome ARIA nominated visual artist Lee McConnell as the Artist in Residence of 2019. Lee’s #collab with Splendour will see him create the event’s 2019 artwork and bring it to life, working his magic on some amazing installations across the festival site.

Lee will also be running a Masterclass at the festival!

An intimate gathering for aspiring artists, a select handful of lucky Splendour ticketholders will have direct access to Lee and can get the low down on how he got to where he is today. Stay tuned on how to apply!

Whether you’ve got a Dune Rats record on repeat, you’re a lover of Jack River, or you’ve scored some Mambo threads, there’s no doubt you’ve travelled through the vivid and distinctly Australian flavoured worlds created by Lee in his artworks.

His aesthetic has become widely recognisable, notably through his long term collaboration with Dune Rats where he directs their artistic media, from music videos (6 Pack), stage installations and animations, to the album packages themselves. Ever moshed with a giant beer can at a Dunies gig? You’ve got Lee to thank for that.

In visual worlds apart, he’s also designed all of Jack River’s single and album packages, including her recent collaboration with Peking Duk – ‘Sugar’. Lee also holds the title of Creative Director for Jack River’s festival, Grow Your Own.

Lee takes inspiration from the strangeness of everyday reality – making it brighter, stranger, and like you’ve never seen it before. Dive into his world at Splendour in the Grass!


Lee's lineup picks