Dr Laura Woodward

Lecturer in Art
Victorian College of the Arts

Laura Woodward is a Lecturer in Art at the Victorian College of the Arts and practising artist, exhibiting sculptural, kinetic installations since 2006. She works with processes and technologies ranging from ready-at-hand studio experimentation through to three-dimensional modelling for computer numerically controlled cutting, resulting in the detailed assembly of highly-finished, expansive installations. Woodward's work has been recognised nationally through numerous prizes, grants, public commissions, solo exhibitions and significant group exhibitions. She received Australia Council New Work Grants in 2010, 2013 and 2014; won the Agendo Prize for Emerging Artists in 2009; and was awarded the Vulcan Steel Postgraduate Tutorship Award and a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Award in 2007. In 2015 Woodward received a 'Highly Commended' award for the Art Gallery of NSW Studios in Paris Scholarship. Solo exhibitions include "Writhe", Ararat Regional Gallery, 2015; "Introverted", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, 2013; "The Saltus", Place Gallery, Richmond, 2011; and "Underwing", Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, 2010. Major commissions include "Voices" at Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre (2014) and "Murmur" at Marina Tower, Docklands (2017) both in collaboration with Jem Freeman. Other artworks in the public realm include "Concentric", Horsham (2012), "Encircle", Elwood Primary School (2017), and "Refract" at United Places Hotel in South Yarra (2018).

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