Laura Jones is our Artist in Residence this August and will be conducting a Sill Life Masterclass on 17 August (sold out).
She will be working closely with local flower producers to create work that will feature in her solo exhibition in 2020.
Laura Jones is an artist from Sydney, well known for her still life paintings of flowers. Previously a florist, her work grew from a desire to express a love for nature, the process of painting beginning with the physical act of arranging flowers. In the current context of global climate change, this practice gradually evolved into a passionate effort to impress a love for the environment onto her audience.
Her most recent work engaged with climate change impacts on coral and the mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef. After research residencies at the Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station and the University of Queensland Heron Island Research Station, Laura brought a difficult conversation to light through an exhibition Bleached at Olsen Gallery in May 2017.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies from the University of Sydney, a Master of Art from the College of Fine Arts University of New South Wales and is an Archibald Prize 2019 finalist.
Image credit: Laura Jones, Too Much/Not Enough, 2018 dyptych each painting oil on linen, 183 x 153cm.