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Exhibition: Lilli Waters, Others Dream

Modern Times is proud to announce Others Dream, an exhibition of original photographs by Melbourne artist, Lilli Waters.

6-8pm, Thursday 20 June 2019

Exhibition Dates
20 – 30 June 2019

Exhibition Partners
Blackhearts and Sparrows

Modern Times Gallery
311 Smith St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Pre-sales are now open and ‘Others Dream’ will be opening in our Modern Times Gallery space from 6-8pm Thursday 20 June!

Download the catalogue below and please contact  [email protected]  if you would like any additional information, or to enquire about a specific work.

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Lilli Waters, From Where We Came

‘Others Dream’ questions our relationship with nature and ourselves and ideas about female identity through unsettling, otherworldly scenes.

Female figures inhabit primordial, foreboding landscapes in poses of stillness and fluid movement that require a re-thinking of notions of vulnerability and power. These women contradict stereotypes of feminine frailty; they appear to be birthed into nature, or perhaps birthed from nature; naked yet fearless and empowered.

“These images speak to a significant part of my own identity as a woman. I was born on a rural counter-culture community in Wytaliba, about 100 kilometres out of Canberra, where everyone grew their own produce on the land and washed and swam in the river. Nature had a vivid presence in our daily life that is often absent in the city, where I now live. Often, I wake and find myself yearning to be in the bush and close to flowing water.”, says Lilli.

Moonscape rock formations are merged with the female form, seamlessly blurring the lines between the human body and the ancient landscape. At dawn and dusk, the edge of slumber and first light, these figures awaken out of the darkness and live in the hours when others dream.”
— Lilli Waters

“In the photographs I wanted to communicate a sense in that the figures belong and are even nourished by these potentially hostile surroundings.”

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