Curator, Writer & Arts Manager.
With a passion for promoting art from the Global South Laura has played an instrumental role in the realisation of exhibitions, events and the commissioning of private and public artworks in Australia and internationally.
Most recently she has managed projects in Venice, London, Cologne, Bern, Paris and Berlin.
Laura has a background in scientific photography, holds a Masters in Arts Management, and has completed post-graduate curatorial studies at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
Some recent projects and highlights are featured here. Please reach out if you are interested to collaborate.
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Writing: A feature on Karla Marchesi's practice for a forthcoming ACU Art Collection publication. And an in-conversation piece on Karla's exhibition Desire Path for The Guest Club.
Visit Karla Marchesi's website, here.
Curatorial: Berlin Curator for Jarracharra: dry season wind at the Australian Embassy. Featuring large scale textile works from the Bábbarra Women’s Centre curated by Ingrid Johnson and Jessica Phillips.
Arts Management: Taloi Havini's exhibition with TBA21–Academy, at Ocean Space, Venice.
Find out more via TBA-21 Academy.
Visit Taloi Havini's website, here.
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: Lead a virtual tour of Chiharu Shiota's exhibition I Hope... at König Galerie for The Guest Club.
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: Laura curated 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.
Curatorial: CUT/COVER at Phillips Shirt Factory for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series.
Curatorial: a dinner with five artists in collaboration with Peter Gunn of IDES. Each course was dedicated to one artist.
An additional artist dinner was held for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in 2016.
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.
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.