'SUN Celebrates: Her' Group Exhibition

SUN Celebrates returns for its second year to highlight the brightest photography talent in Melbourne.

In 2019 Sun celebrates women: the breadth, depth and strength of work created by practitioners across genres.

SUN Celebrates: Her is an eclectic showcase of women working in photography today, and another step toward equal recognition.

 Launching September 5 and continuing until September 27 at Skylight Gallery, Melbourne.

Photo by Jamieson Moore

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'Remote Control' Jade Imagine Film Clip OUT NOW!

And here it is!!

I am super stoked to announce the new film clip ‘Remote Control’ released & out now for your listening pleasure!

Thank you to my friends Jade Imagine Band for having me onboard as Director / Producer for this wonderful project.

Director / Producer: Lilli Waters
Director of Photography: Amy Dellar
Producer: Jade McInally
1st AC: Lucy Pijenburg
Editors: Lilli Waters & Louise Mullins
Colourist: Jacob Harris @colourdesk
Runners: Thommy Taranto, Xavier James and Natalie Nowotarski
Featuring: Jade McInally ,Tim Harvey & James Harvey


Thank you to Anna Cordell and Gary Oxley

Thank You!!

My heart is so full. I am so incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of love that was in this room last night. What wonderful & beautiful friends & supporters I have around me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who came to my solo exhibition opening ‘Others Dream’ at Modern Times last night, it was such an incredibly warm experience for me having you all there. Thank you for the touching feedback and comments on the works, you made the night so incredibly special for me, so thank you. To those who purchased works, a giant hug & kiss from me, thank you so much for your support, it means the absolute world to me.

I can’t express in words my gratitude for this opportunity and to the extremely kind and generous people at Modern Times, you are truly beautiful humans who have profoundly touched my heart, thank you.

And thank you to the sponsors Sample Brew & Blackhearts & Sparrows who provided the quality drops.

‘Others Dream’ is on until next weekend, Sunday the 30th of June, so please pop in to check it out!

Modern Times
311 Smith Street
Fitzroy

Gallery hours:
Mon-Fri 10-6pm
Sat 10-5pm
Sun 11-5pm

All 11 framed works are editions of 8 and are available in two sizes. Please contact Modern Times at sales@moderntimes.com.au for a copy of the catalogue or to enquire about a specific artwork.

Photos by Elise Scott.

'Reawaken' Solo Exhibition at Craig's Royal Hotel in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Thank you thank you thank you to ALL of the wonderful people who came to my opening solo exhibition ‘Reawaken’ at Craig’s Royal Hotel in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I was so incredibly honoured to meet so many wonderful new friends & chat about art & new exciting ideas!

A huge thank you to Biennale Directors Bridget & Fiona Sweet for opening the exhibition, to Aaron & Madelyn for helping to put this show together and for the fabulous pub crawl & to my wonderful mates who took the long drive down, you made the day very special. Thank you so much to Craig’s Royal Hotel for having my work on your walls & for the beautiful complimentary night stay in your beautiful hotel.

8 of the works have already sold, however, they are editions of 14 + 1AP, so please contact info@ballaratfoto.org for any print sale enquiries.

This exhibition will run until the 10th of August.

https://ballaratfoto.org/events/lilli-waters/

Ballarat International Foto Ballarat Solo Exhibition 'Reawaken' opens 1st June

YOU ARE INVITED!!!

I’m very excited to invite you to the opening of my ‘Reawaken’ exhibition, opening at Craig’s Royal Hotel in collaboration with the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Please join me for the opening on Saturday the 1st of June from 2:30-5:30pm, I’ll also be giving an Artist talk at 3:30pm.

Craig’s Royal Hotel
10 Lydiard Street
South Ballarat

Please rsvp for catering by the 24th of May, to info@ballaratfoto.org

Exhibition runs until Sunday the 10th of August. Open 7 days 10am-5pm. Free entry.

https://ballaratfoto.org/events/lilli-waters/

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Australia's Emerging Photographer Award - Highly Commended

I’m very happy to announce that my series ‘Others Dream’ 2018 has been highly commended in Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Award in the Art Category! 

I’m also very very excited to finally be exhibiting this series in Melbourne, Australia!

‘Others Dream’ opens at Modern Times on Thursday the 20th of June, pre sales begin on the 11th of June. 

To preview the works or to register for pre sales, please contact sales@moderntimes.com.au ❤️

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** EXHIBITION DATES ANNOUNCED**

✨EXHIBITION DATES ANNOUNCED ✨

I’m very excited to be sharing two of my most recent series of photographic works from 2018 & 2019 in three upcoming exhibitions in June.

It has been such a wonderfully fulfilling as well as incredibly challenging process making these new works over the past 10 months, I have learnt so much about myself throughout.

I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the extraordinary help of many many people, I have a lot to be grateful for and a lot of beautiful humans to thank for making this all possible.

A huge huge shout out to the very inspiring & always elegant @anekamanners for believing in me, having full trust & funding the entire making of and printing for the ‘Others Dream’ exhibition, this series wouldn’t have been made if it wasn’t for you. I am forever grateful. To the beautiful & graceful @theanightingale for your hard work & dedication, I so enjoy making art with you, always.To the sweet & other-worldly @nfornelle thank you for working so so hard out there & for so much of your time, I am so lucky to have you with me throughout this journey. To beautiful mates @ursula_woods_ and @jethropickett for taking care of us and so generously offering a place to stay, getting up at 6am to take us out on the water and for cooking meals for us when we were too tired to move, thank you, I love you guys heaps. To @moderntimesau @ballaratfoto and @metro_gallery for supporting my work and being so kind to me, it is truly a dream come true to be working with you. To Tim & Ness at @thirdsfineartprinting for your priceless hard work and attention to detail, I wouldn’t be here without you guys, what a blessing you are. Finally, to my tireless and most supportive partner in crime @jacobxc for encouraging me to keep going, feeding me 3 x meals a day, attending to my deadlines at 11pm at night, and for picking up after the tears when I’m tired & feel like giving up. I love you like no other.

I am so incredibly happy & relieved & excited to finally be sharing it with all of YOU this June.

Save the following dates ~

* Solo Exhibition at @craigsroyalhotel in collaboration with @ballaratfoto Opening Saturday 1st June 2:30-5:30pm, Artist talk at 3:30pm. Open until the 18th of August.

* Winter Group Exhibition at @metro_gallery Opening Night Thursday 13th June 6:30-8:30pm. Open until the 22nd of June.

* Solo Exhibition ‘Others Dream’ at @moderntimesau Opening Thursday Night 20th of June 6-8pm. Open until the 30th of June.

I hope to see you there xxx

Close-up detail from ‘Underworld’ from the series ‘Body of Water’ 2019
Archival pigment print on fibre rag 
90 x 135cm
Edition of 8 + 1 AP

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Solo Exhibition 'Others Dream' opening at Modern Times

Please save the date!! After joining the wonderful family at Modern Times last year, I am so incredibly excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition ‘Others Dream’, officially opening on Thursday the 20th of June at Modern Times in Fitzroy, 6-8pm.

This series was photographed in Western Australia for an exhibition which opened in Florence, Italy late last year, so it brings me much joy to bring it to Melbourne and have the wonderful opportunity to exhibit it again. 

Pre-sales begin on the 11th of June. To preview the works or to register for pre-sales, please contact sales@moderntimes.com.au. This exhibition will run until the 30th of June.

Close-up detail of ‘Sanctuary’ from ‘Others Dream’
Archival pigment print on fibre rag
162 x 108cm
Edition of 8 + 2 AP

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THANK YOU!

My heart is so full! A huge huge thank you to everyone who came to my exhibition opening at Metro Gallery last night. Your support means the absolute world to me.

Extra special thanks to the wonderful people at Metro - Rebecca, Camille, Sophia & Juliuus, for their amazing hard work putting this show together, and congratulations to @kimkimkimxx for her incredible work.

This show will run until the 9th of March.

Gallery hours: 
Tue - Fri 9:30 - 5:30pm 
Saturday 10:30 - 5pm
1214 High St, Armadale VIC 


For print sales, please contact info@metrogallery.com.au

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

So very very proud to be a National Portrait Prize Finalist for 2019!

As the World Falls Down #2

Once a year I go up to Billinudgel in NSW to see my therapist. She believes that good therapy is based on a relationship - not like the one in psychology where you sit across someone on a chair but one where you go for walks and swims together and the relationship has space.

Recently, I stayed in a cabin on her property and photographed a series of works of her daughter Maya and her boyfriend at a place called Protestor’s Falls. You walk through rain forest with huge trees to a pool and a long stark fall of water.

I wanted to communicate something about youth, beginnings and freedom, that time between late adolescence and adulthood that is filled with possibility but some anxiety too.

‘As the World Falls Down’ is a David Bowie song from the film ‘The Labyrinth.’ There was something about Maya’s physical presence and the feeling of that day that recalled Bowie for me.


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