Mêlée Exhibition by Lily Mae Martin

The Arter Gallery
Opening hours Wednesday and Thursday 19 hour to 23 hour
Fridays 14 hour to 21 hour
Address: Hagenstraße 56
10365 Berlin

In July 2009 Australian Artist Lily Mae Martin will be showing her first European exhibition ‘Mêlée’ in Berlin, Germany. Lily’s work draws on her recent journeys throughout Europe; from post-war Berlin to the hyper-sensitivity of security and terrorism in London. Lily portrays her subjects as confused, chaotic and frantically searching to grasp some form of control and stability within their world through her drawings and paintings.

Mêlée Trailer with musik. from Lily Mae Martin on Vimeo.

BITE – new drawing

I took me three days to finish this drawing. While I was in the process a friend accidentally spilt a very lagre glass of water all over it. It’s a good thing I use thick paper to draw on, because it dried and there was nothing wrong with it.


Thanks Gene for posing for me to do this – you’re an awesome model.

Me, myself – new drawing

My new drawing – drawn in pen – is a self portrait.

I have been feeling extremely frustrated with my negative self image so I thought it would be somewhat cathartic to make art about it.

East Side Gallery just before restoration- 2009

Not far from me is the East side gallery.

“The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3km-long section of the wall near the center of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.”
It is currently in very poor condition, the remaining of the wall itself is crumbling away too. There is interest in repairing the remainder of the wall and the artwork, more about that here.




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