Lily Platts is an artist based between Canberra and Bombala. Platts is fascinated with the everyday world around her and draws inspiration from rituals, objects and interactions that are often overlooked in our daily lives.
Platts has exhibited in various group and solo shows, and was recently the recipient of the 2020 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship from the Art Gallery of NSW after graduating with Honours from RMIT, Melbourne.
“My work explores themes of the everyday interactions we have with objects and the world around me. My recent work is inspired by scrolling through facebook marketplace in the hopes that something would catch my eye, I became fascinated with the way I use this platform and my need to consume. I was drawn to the objects in these images; chairs, tables and any other random possessions that were going at a cheap price. The more I looked, the more I enjoyed the incidental compositions that were taken when trying to sell unwanted or unused items. They were dynamic and straight to the point, but I was fascinated by the life that the furniture led and the way that it told a story of the people behind the lens.”