Prayer for rain, 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm

Prayer for Rain was a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize.


“A flower meadow is an unusual subject for an Australian landscape – we are more familiar with the harsh realities of fire, drought and flood. Yet such gentle, quiet and fecund places exist on our continent – notably in the subalpine areas of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. And indeed proximity to the summer meadows of the Kosciusko National Park was one of the reasons I moved with my family to Cooma, 25 years ago. But here the meadow of daisies is also a metaphor for the self. So we pray:

‘MINE THOU LORD OF LIFE, SEND MY ROOTS RAIN’. 

—Imants Tillers

installation view; Imants Tillers Prayer for rain, 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
installation view
Prayer for rain, 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm
Imants Tillers Prayer for rain (detail), 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
Prayer for rain (detail), 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm
Imants Tillers Prayer for rain (detail), 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
Prayer for rain (detail), 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm
Imants Tillers Prayer for rain (detail), 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
Prayer for rain (detail), 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm
Imants Tillers Prayer for rain (detail), 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
Prayer for rain (detail), 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm
Imants Tillers Prayer for rain (detail), 2020; synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829; 227 x 212.5 cm; enquire
Prayer for rain (detail), 2020
synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 54 canvas boards, nos. 107776–107829
227 x 212.5 cm