Biennale of Sydney

Lily Hibberd

Lily Hibberd, ‘Female Computers/Colonial Gaze', digital collage, 2020. Photograph of Mary Allen and Ethel Wilcocks measuring astrographic plates, silver gelatin print, photographed by Waterford, 1941. Astrographic glass plate of Southern Sky (detail), 1909. Reproduced courtesy Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and NSW State Archives.
Lily Hibberd, Boundless: Remapping Sydney Meridian, poster for Meridian Walk station 24, 2020.

Lily Hibberd

Born 1972 in Melbourne, Australia
Lives and Works in Paris, France; and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia


“As far as we know, there is no Edge to the universe. When we gaze out to the night sky, even with our naked eyes, we see boundlessness. It is only recently that the planet was redefined by frontiers.” Lily Hibberd

Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Hibberd is drawn, and is often invited, to create new encounters with marginalised histories and otherwise intangible or contested dimensions of the past in the present.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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