April, 2023

01apr10:00 am2:00 pmLotophagiArtist: Daria Erskine-Lily10:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Launch: Thursday 30 March 2023, 5.30pm
Dates: 31 March – 29 April 2023
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm
Gallery: Project Space


The Lotophagi are inhabitants of a mythical island who live in a daze of pleasure induced by consuming the intoxicating lotus fruit. My art depicts tableaus of lived worldly pleasure – moments in which we are as sensuously content as the lotus-eaters themselves.

My work captures personal moments of peace and beauty, as such water appears in much of my art. The unique multi-sensory pleasure of being in and near bodies of water is very compelling to me. Our nervous systems are regulated by both human touch and immersion in water. Similarly, the recurring depiction of skin suggests this tactile joy.

I’m also tapping into the historical association of visual decadence with queerness. The subversion of hetero-patriarchal norms through imagery that would be discredited as feminine and overly ornamental appeals to me.


I’m a young queer Tasmanian woman and I’ve lived here my entire life. I can’t seem to restrain myself to one medium so I do tattoos, zines, wood block prints, oil paintings and digital collage mainly.

Art has always been a sanctuary for me. I love being able to sculpt a beautiful world for myself that others can inhabit.

Image credit: Roses and Enamel; Incarnation as a Swan, Oil on Recycled Canvas, 2023


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre - Exhibit Space

23-27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009

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