Lily Cummins is an artist based on Gundungurra land (Southern Highlands, NSW). Her practice examines both the self and the emotive bonds and attachments people develop to places, through investigative mark making and colour theory. Each piece has an ambiguous narrative, conceived through repeated forms, structures and a language of mark making that suggests the inevitable passage of time.
Lily’s practice is intuitive and relies on her imagination to conjure up scenes of nostalgia for a memory the audience will never know or a place they have never been. However, the familiarity of these enigmatic places is deliberate as Lily draws on her own memories to weave a dream-like patchwork of dissonant colours and marks.
Cummins graduated from The National Art School in 2017 with a Masters of Fine Arts, and has had five solo exhibitions and been included in many group shows, both in Australia and overseas. In 2018 she won the Wingecarribee Drawing prize and travelled to Leipzig, Germany, for three months to join the Pilotenkueche International Art Program, whilst there she participated in three exhibitions.
Lily’s work is held in The National Art School archives and various private collections.