what you will see

About the work 

The Sculpture

Fiberglass 1:1 scale redesign of the iconic armour of bushranger Ned Kelly, to provide a beacon of acknowledgement of groups that have been outlawed, murdered and discriminated against over hundreds of years. Their causes still remain, and spirit and intent cannot be killed.

The collaboration

Bernie Clifford is the artist responsible for creating the art work’s concept and design and produced with an amazing collaboration with artisan Elizabeth Surtees.

 Liquid Kelly is a semi-permanent installation  at POME 

About the collaborators


Bernie Clifford

Bernie Clifford is a film producer and sees works as a photographer and as an artist/producer in design works and concepts. His honours year film ‘A Fistful of Heart’ won international awards at the Long Island International Film Expo and at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival in the USA.


Elizabeth Surtees

is a Melbourne based makeup artist by trade, who has naturally progressed into installation and exploratory concepts of art. Internationally, Elizabeth has worked with New Zealand’s next top model winner Danielle Hayes, has featured in Nexus Magazine and the front page of Whakatane News. During her time in the US, Elizabeth was the Head of Makeup for New York Fashion Week in 2016. Her work is real, emotional, passionate and with layers of rhetoric in each intrinsic detail. Elizabeth is currently working on her next body of work engaging political themes.