Prompted Imagination

Self portrait (detail) by Lillee Wakefield
Self portrait (detail) by Lillee Wakefield.

Prompted Imagination

Lillee Wakefield

16 March – 14 June 2021

Online exhibition

Prompted Imagination aims to portray the more whimsical side of my intellectual disability, and how my brain processes information. Diagnosed with Global Learning and Developmental delays I want to bring forward a disability that is not often talked about in the mainstream community, as well as touch on some more undiagnosed areas of myself and disability. Through a set of prompts I aimed to make an adventurous installation scene that takes the audience through an example of my thinking process and how it can be a powerful thing. With areas of painting, sculpture, ceramic, printmaking, and many others I hope to express myself through the prompts in an abstract process of portraiture.

– Lillee Wakefield

About the artist

Lillee Wakefield is a mixed media artist focusing on areas within printmaking and sculptural installation. She has always had an interest in art and often found it was the best way to express herself and her disabilities. She has an intellectual disability labelled ‘global learning and developmental delays’, which includes a low IQ. In this light Wakefield believes that her disability is more of an ability as it causes her way of thinking and processing information to be largely different to others. Wakefield enjoys finding ways to intertwine all aspects of her life into her art making, including personal and social.

During her second year of university she was chosen to participate in a print exchange with Mexico where her prints where displayed in an art museum in Patzcuaro, Michoacán. Wakefield is currently studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts at the University of South Australia and is planning on continuing into a Master of Teaching once she has graduated. She has an upcoming exhibit of her third-year graduate work in December at the University of South Australia.

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This exhibition is part of the IGNITE program for artists who identify as disabled, D/deaf, HOH, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health issues.