I am a multi-media artist based in Brisbane. By the time the DIY festival comes around I will have just completed my Bachelor of Fine art with Honours at the Queensland College of Art, after completing my BFA in 2014. My work often deals with socio-political subjects with the intent to incite a critical engagement with viewers or participants. I work in a variety of media including: drawing, animation, installation and object making.
I have received several awards and bursaries, and have been a finalist in various art prizes both in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. This year I was awarded 2 awards in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category for 2014 and was again a finalist for the 2015 prize, now opened to artists nationally. In 2014 I was also a finalist in the Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing. I have held two solo art exhibitions on the Sunshine Coast and have exhibited in various group and award finalist shows both on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane.

 

ABOUT THE WORK

My most recent work has been focusing on creating artworks that interrogate and uncover conditions of the use of social media in protest or social action. Particularly I am interested in social media’s promising appearance to break down production and social barriers and the resulting heightened expectations of its potential that have formed.

 

Lauren's newest work will be exhibited as a part of The DIY Festival! Get your tickets now! 

 

 

 

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