In what is Lily Platts’ Murra debut exhibition, Garage Sale captures the forgotten items of the everyday. Platts is drawn to highlighting objects in transitional environments, such as on the side of the road, at a garage sale, an op shop, or on an online marketplace.
The series focuses on the beauty and humanity found within these neglected objects. The finely balanced yet intriguing compositions showcase the unique stories within these scenes, environments that we are familiar with but still seem slightly surreal.
Platts is a visual artist living and working on Ngunnawal land. Through her subject matter she explores themes and nuances of the everyday. She is coming off the back of a highly successful 2022, including a solo show with Michael Reid Southern Highlands and Gaffa Gallery. Platts was a recipient of the 2020 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship after graduating with Honours from RMIT, Melbourne in 2019 and from ANU in 2017.