The curtain breathes and the room glows lilac

Lily Cummins is a tactile artist living and working on Gundungurra land Mittagong, NSW. Cummins’ work is process driven, creating conversations between repeated forms and structures. Through investigative mark making, the artist explores the disintegration of memory and the inevitable passage of time, exclusively mining her personal experience of remembrance, absence, and loss.

Cummins predominantly works with acrylic, coloured pencils, and water-based drawing materials. Hiding under the saturated colour is a pervasive melancholia, indirectly speaking to themes of grief and sorrow. The works are rich in symbols and recurring motifs; houses, silhouettes and archways or portals flood the surfaces. Small meticulous marks mutate and coalesce, acting as both a physical way of marking time and as a way of showing the dissolution of memory.

15 March—4 May

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street Goulburn NSW