RoxanneLillis Art Est Art School and Gallery


Transience by Roxanne Lillis | 24 August – 5 September

Transience is a solo exhibition by 2021 GreenWay Art Prize winner Roxanne Lillis. The exhibition showcases 24 contemporary and abstract artworks in which the artist interprets their changing world and responds to it.

Artist Statement

The visual complexity of change, following the lines of thick textural paint, not knowing where they lead or why. The act of painting is an integral part of understanding my changing world and my response to it. As a maker, I have always been motivated by how far I can push and pull paint to create a sense of catharsis. This process has become integral in my journey since suffering the devastation of losing everything in a bushfire. It has seeped into my sensibility.

Taking the paint to its limit as I work through my subconscious complexity. When I consider a painting resolved, it frequently asks another round of questions and stimulates new ideas waiting to be explored. I move on to the next canvas.

Exhibition Details

Date: 24 August – 5 September
Location: Art Est Main Campus
10 Hill Street, Leichhardt
Monday – Friday 10am-4.30pm.
Saturday - 9am-3.390pm
Sunday 28 August: 2pm-7pm (for the opening 2-4pm)
Sunday 4 September - closed

Related Events

Opening Celebration and Artist Talk

Sunday 28 August, 2pm-4pm, at Art Est Main Campus

Join us for nibbles and drinks as we celebrate the opening of Transience. This event is a great opportunity for a meet-and-greet with the artist and to listen firsthand to Roxanne’s thoughts and stories behind the artworks.

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GreenWay Workshop | Q&A: How to make a stand-out art prize entry

Monday 5 September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at Art Est Main Campus

Roxanne will take part in a Q&A alongside curator and creative producer of the GreenWay Art Prize, Tara Morelos, and 2020 GreenWay Local Artist Prize winner, Jody Graham. This conversation is your chance to ask those hard-hitting questions, learn from like-minded creatives and pick up some practical hints on how to get the most out of your GreenWay Art Prize experience.

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About Roxanne Lillis

Roxanne Lillis is a Painter living and working in the beautiful Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. She began her art education at Julian Ashion Art School in Sydney, where she absorbed the acute attention to form and composition.

In 2000, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, and in 2016 she received a Post-Graduate degree in Master of Art (Honours with Excellence) at the University of NSW Art & Design, Sydney. Roxanne also obtained a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Wollongong and an Advanced Creative Painting from the Illawarra Institute of Technology. This period is when Roxanne developed her own visual language.

Her strong, evocative, and transformative artwork has seen her win presitgious awards such as The Greenway art prize (2021) and the National ZART Art Award (2021). She has also been a finalist in awards such as the Whitehall art Prize, The GreenWay Art Prize, Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Arts in the Valley, Tim Olsen Drawing Award and the Blacktown Art Prize.

Since 1993, Roxanne Lillis has participated in many group and solo shows throughout Sydney and regional NSW. She has been featured in the Australian Art Collector and has private collections in NSW, Australia and the United States.

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