Laura Woodward is a Melbourne-based artist who's won almost every grant she's applied for, this week we get the top tips from the grant whiz.
Laura Woodward lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She has been creating sculptural kinetic installations for several years, with her kinetic installations having been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia. Laura's current explorations focus on the potential of system-based kinetic installations, where the system's inherent logic drives its formal and systematic emergence.
Solo exhibitions include "Writhe", Ararat Regional Gallery, 2015; "Introverted", Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank, 2013; "The Saltus" at Place Gallery, Richmond, in 2011; and "Underwing", Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, 2010. Curated group exhibitions include "Composing Common Worlds", curated by Dr Kent Wilson, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery and "In Motion", curated by Sally Clarke, Airspace, Sydney, 2014; and the "McClelland Sculpture Award", 2007 and 2010.
Completed public commissions include "Voices" at Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre (in collaboration with Jem Freeman) and the Horsham Highway Entrance Sculpture. Laura's major public commission "Murmur" will be installed in Marina Tower, Docklands, by the end of 2017.
Laura received an Australia Council Emerging Artist New Work Grant in 2010 and Australia Council Mid-Career Artist New Work Grants in 2013 and 2014; was the winner of the Agendo Prize for Emerging Artists in 2009; and received both the Vulcan Steel Postgraduate Tutorship Award and a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Award in 2007. She has also been short-listed for numerous awards and commissions, including the Melbourne Fire Brigade memorial for fallen fire-fighters at Burnley. In 2015 Laura received a 'Highly Commended' award for the Art Gallery of NSW Studios in Paris Scholarship.