Saffron Lily

Saffron Lily

Photographer/Illustrator/ProducerLiverpool, United Kingdom
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Laura Dester
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Hanah Ayla Livdumlu
Saffron Lily

Saffron Lily

Photographer/Illustrator/ProducerLiverpool, United Kingdom
About me
I am a multidisciplinary artist whose work is concerned with themes of care, connection, and visibility. I am passionate about how we use art as a tool to connect with one another and build community. I have worked as a curator and facilitator across the UK and Ireland within organisations such as The Everyman Theatre (YEP), 126 Gallery, Galway Arts Centre and Cúirt International Festival of Literature. In 2023, I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Photography from Arts University Bournemouth. My research was focused on developing inclusion and access within visual culture through performance and participatory practices. Previously my photographic work has been featured in Open Eye Gallery, The Photographer’s Gallery (Develop) and Source Magazine. I am the editor of (un)titled, a publication for emerging artists. Through this platform, I have collaborated with Culture Night to produce in person events such as live music gigs, open mic nights and film screenings, offering paid opportunities to musicians and artists in the local community. I am passionate about outreach and facilitating platforms for inclusive storytelling. I also work as a freelance illustrator - I love bringing stories and characters to life. Previous illustration features include Rookie Magazine, Bright Lite Magazine, Hype Collective, Neighbourhood Watch. I love connecting with others, open to collaboration and commissions.
  • Find Your Place
    Find Your PlaceFind Your Place (2020-2021) is a series of conversations and photographs with artists in their homes, captured online. It examines the current intersection of our physical and digital space, sharing perspectives across different cities. Each discussion explores the theme of identity, creativity, and how we find our place and sense of self. Published as an editorial series on Adolescent Content, the series features musicians, artists and creatives photographed over Zoom during lockdown discuss
  • (un)titled publication: Print Anthology 001
    (un)titled publication: Print Anthology 001The first print publication from (un)titled: we are not defined by labels combined work from both the first and second online issue. It compiles illustration, photography, interviews and poetry into a diverse collection of work that reflects on the themes of Generation and Human by international artists. Featured artists include: Lewi Dawson, Edward Zorab, Mollie Cayzer-Colvin, Edward Glynne Jones, Hannah Nishat-Botero, Lydia Saskia, Nuria Martin Fandos, Temporary Pleasure + more. The pages are
  • In The Absence of Formal Ground
    In The Absence of Formal GroundIn the absence of formal ground, what do we build instead? This project is a love letter to all the ways in which we keep moving, building and making space for each other. Formed through a series of connections made through the East and South East Asian Network in Liverpool, the work spotlights three performance artists and theatre makers (Nadia Anim, Vera Chok and Pei Yee Tong) exploring how we define our own ways of moving, and the importance of building from the ground up. Using the stree
  • Performance Photography - Pei Yee Tong
    Performance Photography - Pei Yee TongDocumentation of performance artist Pei Yee Tong performing her solo work. I'm passionate about documenting performance, dance and choreography and I love collaborating with movement and performance based artists. If you're looking for documentation of workshops, shots for your dance portfolio, images of behind the scenes work or would like to collaborate, please get in touch
  • Develop At Home - The Photographer's Gallery
    Develop At Home - The Photographer's GalleryDevelop at Home was an outdoor exhibition featuring work produced by 10 young people during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Develop at Home exhibition, shown on the gallery windows, featured work by ten artists taking part in the online programme. From self-portraiture to digital collage, documentary to fine art, it touches on themes of community, freedom and place. Showcasing a broad range of practices, the exhibition celebrates the creativity of a group of young people within the confines of home.
  • Illustrator - Rookie Magazine
    Illustrator - Rookie MagazineFrom 2015 - 2018, I worked with Rookie Magazine as an illustrator. This included creating artwork from writers and publishing original artwork and poetry series.
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  • Photography
  • Creative Direction
  • Event Management
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Community Workshop
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Content
  • Editorial Design
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    First Class BA (Hons) PhotographyArts University Bournemouth
     - United Kingdom
    Young New Writer's PrizeCuirt International Festival of Literature