June – August
WHEN: 1 Jun | 2021
TIME: JUNE - AUGUST
LOCAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
June – August. Exhibition 4 – 19 September, 2021
LAURIE’s work explores site-specific found industrial materials, functional objects and materiality to better understand the forces of production that exist autonomously within urban landscapes. By working situationally, specifically in the public space, she considers the intersection of different spatial practices and how specific objects are used to direct community experiences. During her residency Laurie’s process will be responsive to “unspaces”, with a focus on industrial areas and construction sites. Employing techniques of documentation, collection, intervention, installation, alteration and deconstruction, the artist will study the materiality of function.
LAURIE OXENFORD completed Bachelor of Creative Arts (Spatial Construction) at the University of Southern Queensland before being awarded the Bellmaine French Appreciation Travelling Scholarship (2018). She then completed a Professional Attachment with the City of Gold Coast (2019) and Art-Work Agency. Laurie exhibited her fourth solo exhibition ‘Implied’ at The Third Quarter Gallery, Brisbane (2020) and was recently commissioned by the Home of the Arts (HOTA), Gold Coast to realise a site-specific wall painting. She is currently working as the Public Art Officer at Art-Work Agency and was previously the Lead Curator at First Coat Studios, Toowoomba (2018-19). Laurie is a part of the Generate GC program and works as a producer with Murals for Change.
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