Very stoked to learn that 'Dress & War #6' was voted one of the top rated entries for the Lens Culture Portrait Awards for 2017.
Latest news and exhibition previews.
A black & white outtake from my new underwater photographic series for upcoming solo exhibition 'Coral Lands', opening 20th June in Sydney at Saint Cloche Gallery.
It’s that time again. Fifty Shades Freed, sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, has just been released in Cinemas worldwide, with ‘Anja #22’ print hanging in the dining room of Christian Grey’s apartment. This print has almost sold out in all four sizes.
Head to the print store to order a limited edition - http://lilliwaters.bigcartel.com/product/anja-22
I am so surprised & incredibly humbled to learn that ‘In Dreams’ has been selected as a finalist in the Art Aesthetica Art Prize for 2018!
‘In Dreams’ will be screened in the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 17 May - 30 September, York Art Gallery, UK, and featured in the Art Aesthetica Prize Anthology.
The book showcases the work of 100 of the most exciting artists from around the world and is a dynamic guide to International Contemporary Art.
I’ve been hiding under a rock a little bit of late, working on a new experimental underwater photography series for my upcoming solo exhibition at Saint Cloche gallery in Sydney later this year.
I really can’t wait to show you ✨🌸✨
Very excited to be announced as a Finalist in the 2018 Contemporary Art Award, with two images from the underwater Plastic Fish series, ‘In Dreams’ and ‘Our Love is Plastic’.
What an amazing honour.
The online exhibition will run from 11 Jan until 11 June 2018.
Stills taken onsite my Wytaliba childhood home.
'Mirror Mirror' Art Bites series screens on the ABC in April 2018.
I’m finding it hard to put into words the mixed feelings & overwhelming emotions I’ve experienced over the last few days, exploring for the first time since I was a baby, the Wytaliba commune I lived on.
I managed to find the mud brick house that my mother & father built with their bare hands, the orchard that they planted & the same swimming hole my mother bathed in when she was pregnant with me.
I want to thank from the bottom of my heart Producer @katepaul_inc Director @brodie_mmm Cameraman @davetallstory & local resident Carol Sparks for giving me this very surreal and once in a lifetime opportunity.
‘Mirror Mirror’ ABC Art Bites series screens in April 2018.
To my partner in crime & love of my life Jacob, thank you for your genius ness, overwhelming support and for being by my side through the ups and downs, the tears and the joy of every moment I was lucky enough to spend in this magical place, I will carry it in my heart always xx
Unbelievably humbled to be a part of STILL: National Still Life Award opening night at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery tonight!
I was blown away by the extremely high calibre of talent in one room!!
A huge congratulations to winner Sarah Goffman with her beautiful contemporary reproductions of ceramic pieces using plastic, so very clever & what a gorgeous acceptance speech.
A huge thanks the judge Lisa Slade, curator Jo Besley & Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, as well as all of the helpers & volunteers for putting on such a wonderful evening, what an incredible honour.
The STILL exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery will run from November until January 18th 2018.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Rigby House, Cnr Coff & Duke Sts, Coffs Harbour.
'Our Love is Plastic' from the Plastic Fish series is a finalist amongst 62 amazing artworks.
Here are all of the finalists
I’m over at @hunterandfolk for ‘Art Talk’ today, chatting about my creative process, what inspires my work and my five favourite things at the moment!
After being featured in Volume III of this extraordinarily beautiful magazine, I am so amazingly humbled to have works from the series 'As the World Falls Down' featured in the newly released Vol. VI publication of 'The Opera Magazine for Classic & Contemporary Nude Photography' for 2017, printed in Germany & featuring so many incredibly talented photographers from all over the world.
Available to purchase online soon ~
🌲✨ XMAS PRINT SALE ✨🌲
Say what? It’s almost silly season?
It’s time to get your print orders in time for Xmas!!
I’m offering a first time ever special Xmas 15% discount for all print orders ⭐️
Head over to the print shop (link in profile) & make sure to punch in the discount code: XMAS2017 at the checkout.
If you can’t find your favourite print in the shop, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favourite!
Discounted offer for Xmas prints ends November 15th at midnight in order to make it to you in time 🌙
Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery within Australia, 6 weeks for International orders and framed works.
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I am completely and utterly surprised and humbled to learn that I have been selected as a finalist in the National Still Life Award with my image 'Our Love is Plastic' 2017, Archival Pigment print, 115.15 x 111.21cm.
Opening night at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 25th November.
The Still: National Still Life Award 2017is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums, and is open to artists at all stages of their careers.
The Award offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice Award.
Still seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this enduring genre. With art historian Frances Woodley’s definition that still life is “the representation of objects in space in relation to a surface … a representation, a reflection, a transformation and a revelation of the objects around us” as a starting point, the award encourages artists to explore, among others, still life themes of ‘memento mori’, the everyday and the passage of time, life and death.
The 2017 Finalists:
Tony Albert, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Tanya Baily, Elie Begg, Annette Blair, Rene Bolten, Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Terri Butterworth, Fran Callen, Tom Carment, Angela Casey, Tiffany Cole, Karl de Waal, Trisha Dean, Mary Donnelly, Scott Duncan, Sarah Edmondson, Nicolette Eisdell, Merran Esson, Ben Fayle, Guy Gilmour, Sarah Goffman, Ronnie Grammatica, Linda Greedy, Colleen Greig-Canty, Vanessa Holle, Alana Hunt, Susan Jacobsen, Laura Jones, Helle Jorgensen, Paul Kalemba, Laura E. Kennedy, Myriam Kin-Yee, Zai Kuang, Michael Langley, Sam Leach, Kellie Leczinska, Alison Mackay, Josh Mackenzie, Kiata Mason, Julian Meagher, Robert Moore, Stephen Nothling, Susan O'Doherty, Sarah O'Sullivan, Sassy Park, Victoria Reichelt, Elvis Richardson, Damien Shen, Brendan Smith, Tim Snowdon, Richard Spoehr, Vipoo Srivilasa, Nathan Taylor, Samantha Thompson, Anselm van Rood, Prue Venables, Lilli Waters, Kati Watson, Greg Weight, Mirra Whale, Cleo Wilkinson
21st September — 3rd October, 2017
65 Smith Street, Fitzroy
THANK YOU to all the lovely people for coming to the Plastic Fish opening on the 21st! It was a full house!!
Huge thank you's to my sponsors Icon Frames for the gorgeous black hand-made frames, Kayell Australia for the beautiful Platine Rag paper, and delicious Fury & Son and Starward Whiskey for quenching everyone's thirsts.
Thank you to legends Tim & Ness from Thirds Fine Art Printing for their persistence & incredible help in getting these prints looking their best.
Plastic Fish is is on until the 3rd of October at Junior Space, 65 Smith St Fitzroy, open Tues - Sat.
ARTISTS STATEMENT -
Plastic Fish is an underwater photographic series with still life botanical arrangements and living creatures existing alongside man made plastics, seeking to represent a truth and vulnerability of the current state of our natural world.
This series of images is an invitation into a vibrant world abundant with iridescent objects, where fish dwell amongst opulent florals, an illusion of beauty & life.
Depth and space evoke a sense of the mysterious and time appears to slow down.
Beneath the surface, beauty reveals a darker truth, fragility, futility and the acute vulnerability of nature at the hands of humans, as we overwhelm all living things with our own disposable culture.
Photos by Suzie Nicole