Exhibition: Reawaken by Lilli Waters

Exhibition: Reawaken by Lilli Waters

‘Lilli Waters’ art practice explores her ongoing fascination with women in landscape.
With a strong connection to the natural world she encourages the viewer to look beneath the surface.’

Craig’s Royal Hotel. Ballarat 1 June – 10 August 2019

Main photograph: Anja #22 2015 40 x 60 cm inkjet print

Lilli Waters comes from a family line of women artists. Her mother is a well-regarded botanical artist, and her grandmother was a photojournalist during the American War in Vietnam and a former Australian of the Year. Both had a strong sense of social activism and a love for nature, and Lilli’s unusual upbringing instilled those same values in her.

Although her personal art practice explores many different subjects, an ongoing preoccupation is capturing women in landscape. With their identities hidden and glowing bodies melding into the natural world around them, they encourage the viewer to look twice, beneath the surface of the work. She photographs women to empower both them and herself, bringing forth their strength and raw, honest edges.

Lilli brings the power of her fine art photography to a diverse range of commercial and private commissions, which encompass fashion, portraiture, still life and interiors. Her work has been published in magazines such as Elle, Yen, Art Aesthetica, Vogue Living and Real Living, and her photographs featured in the Universal Pictures films Fifty Shades Darker in 2017 and Fifty Shades Freed in 2018. She was also invited to show works as part of the Venice Biennale Festival in 2017 and 2019 and created a self-portrait for the ABC Art Bites series: Mirror in 2018. Lilli is artistically represented by Curatorial & Co. and Modern Times.’

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David Tatnall

David Tatnall is a Melbourne based fine art photographer.

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