Arts writer, curator & director based in Berlin
After graduating, Laura moved to London where she worked with Anthony d’Offay on projects for Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.
Returning to Melbourne, she worked with gallerist Anna Schwartz and later closely with artist Brook Andrew. In Melbourne, Laura curated a number of independent exhibitions before moving to Zürich where she undertook post-graduate curatorial studies at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
For the past three and half years, Laura directed a private gallery in Berlin and managed projects in London, Cologne, and Paris.
Laura now works in a freelance capacity collaborating with and learning from a number of talented artists.
Some recent projects and highlights are featured here. Please reach out if you are interested to collaborate.
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As Director of Michael Reid Berlin, Laura facilitated the exhibition Highlights from Sammlung Klein between the Papunya Tula Artists Association, Sammlung Klein and Michael Reid Berlin.
The exhibition showcased works by Papunya Tula artists: George Tjungurrayi, George Ward Tjungarrayi, Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri and Yukultji Napangati.
Read Laura's in-conversation piece with Georges Petitjean (the curator of Fondation Opale, Switzerland and former head of the Aboriginal Contemporary Art Museum, Utrecht) here.
Curatorial: working with collaborators Jos Porath and Karla Marchesi, as part of Proxi Projects MOON SPILL, an exhibition by Arryn Snowball and his collaborators was staged at Martin Eder Studio in Berlin.
Visit Proxi Projects.
Arts Management: working as Brook Andrew's Studio Manager from 2014–19, Laura assisted with the facilitation of exhibitions and projects including: The Space Between, 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, India; Room A: Mirror, for the Boomerang Effect, Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (featured here); and Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, a public artwork in the City of Melbourne, among many others.
Visit Brook Andrew's website here.
Curatorial: Dr Christian Thompson AO's exhibition Strange Flower at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.
Dr Christian Thompson AO is a leading contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity and history.
Strange Flower brought together key works from across Thompson’s career, including a new 4-panel work Rule of Three (2020) which was awarded the Bowness Photography Prize at the Monash Gallery of Art in early 2021.
View on the Australian Embassy website here.
Writing: Laura co-wrote the Michael Reid Berlin Guide which includes contributions from Georges Petitjean, the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Philip Green OAM, Rachael Vance, and colleagues.
Curatorial: CUT/COVER at Phillips Shirt Factory for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series.
Writing: Belinda Fox's work 6 Letters was exhibited in All We Can't See: Illustrating the Nauru Files and later acquired by Kunstmuseum Den Haag (formally the Gemeentemuseum) in The Netherlands.
Curatorial: Laura curated a development workshop with IDES Melbourne for the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab: What happens now?
The Biennial Lab was co-convened by Claire Doherty, (Director, Situations) and Professor David Cross, (One Day Sculpture/ Iteration: Again/ Head of Art and Performance, Deakin University). Led by Chief Curator Natalie King.
Learn more here.
Curatorial: Oblivious Ends was an exhibition Laura curated in collaboration with House + Universe (now Diaz Davis) and featured: Alexander Maklary, Anna Varendorff, Gian Manik, Nikki Lam, Ria Green and Saskia Doherty.