Laura Carthew

Sweet FA has now finished!

For the exhibition, I decided to show the behind-the-scenes of a video I am making: ‘The clouds have died.’ This was an attempt to show some of the material workings behind my image making process. The final video (‘The clouds have died,’ HD video with audio) should be finished in the next couple of months.
I’ll post it here when I have a show lined up.

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Laura Carthew
The clouds have died (in situ / in progress)
Smoke machine, fabric, mdf, das, paint, photography lights, mixed media on masonite peg board
2017

Sweet FA is about to launch. Here is a floor map to help you navigate the space.

SATURDAY AUGUST 26
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm

Performance / Jack Mannix/ Spencer Lai / Rowan Oliver / 3pm

Artist Talks / The Artist Guild & Janelle De Gabriele / Trocadero Art Space / 4pm – 5pm

Official Sweet FA Launch / Proudly supported by Two Birds Brewery / 6pm – 9pm

West Projections Artist Talk / Alison Langely / Little NOBig / 6:45 – 7pm

West Projections Artist Talk / Alison Bennett / Hopkins Street / 7pm – 7:30pm

SUNDAY AUGUST 27
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm

Little NOBig Workshop / Studio #6 / 1pm - 2pm

Sweet FA Artist Talk Walk / 2pm – 3:30pm

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Sweet FA (Sweet Footscray Arts) made it into the paper!

This unique event happening this weekend as part of Due West Festival - make sure you come down if you can.

Featuring:
AARON MARTIN – ALISON LANGLEY – ANNEE MIRON – BRENT EDWARDS – BRETT COLQUHOUN– CAROLYN MENZIES – CLAIRE WIEGALL + EMILY RAUBENHEIMER (The Artists Guild) – CORINNA BERNDT + GREG PENN – GEORGIA BANKS – JACK MANNIX (Dero Arcade) – LAURA CARTHEW – MELODY GREATOREX – MICHAEL ARMSTRONG – ROB BARTOLO – STEVEN RHALL – TROY MENDHAM

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Sweet FA (Sweet Footscray Arts) is coming to the Trocadero Arcade Building!

Dates:
Saturday 26th August 10am – 9pm Official Opening: 6-9pm
Sunday 27th August 10am -6pm

Artist talks:
Sunday 27th August 2-3.30pm

I will be exhibiting new work as part of this exhibition.
More information to be announced soon.

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I’m showing at the moment in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize.

Established in 2011 to encourage and recognise innovation in contemporary art practice, The SUBSTATION Contemporary Art Prize is a non–acquisitive $10,000 cash award for Australian resident artists. The show represents a major survey of the current spectrum of contemporary art practice.

LAUREN BRINCAT/ LAURA CARTHEW / DANICA CHAPPELL / SOPHIE CLAGUE / ZOE CROGGON
RACHEL FEERY / TAMSIN GREEN / ROBERT HAGUE / PAUL HANDLEY / JOY IVILL
DEBORAH KELLY / LARESA KOSLOFF / SONIA LEBER & DAVID CHESWORTH
SIMON MACEWAN / HERMIONE MERRY & HENRIETTE KASSAY-SCHUSTER / PHUONG NGO
NAOMI NICHOLLS / MIRA OOSTERWEGHEL / CLAUDIA PHARES / MICHAEL PRIOR
JACK ROWLAND / PAUL SLOAN / NICHOLAS SMITH / KATE TUCKER / YANDELL WALTON
LISA WAUP / PAUL WHITE

Exhibition dates: 8th September - 8th October, 2016

Very pleased to announce I will present Immortal flower 무궁화 at MARS Gallery in June 2016.
This is the works Australian premiere.

Dates: 4 – 25 June, 2016
Opening: Saturday 4 June, 3-5pm

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boat fire screen will be on display at Richmond Library, 415 Church St, from the 14th of May until the 4th of August.

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Image:
Laura Carthew
boat fire screen
Series of 8 photographs on rag paper
2014

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This exhibition was made possible with generous support from the City of Yarra

I am excited to announce that my new video work, Immortal flower 무궁화 will premiere at The Ferry Gallery, in Bangkok.
The work will feature in a group show titled ‘Floating Grounds’ curated by Channels Video Art Festival.

I’ve wanted to exhibit at The Ferry Gallery since its inception in mid 2014. I am passionate about getting art out to diverse publics, and I love the notion of contemporary art gallery operating on a public ferry in Bangkok.

Dates: 15th December 2015 – 30th March 2016

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I’m currently doing a mentorship in Seoul with South Korean Artist Yeondoo Jung.

Working as an artist assistant in Yeondoo’s studio, I will be involved in the preparation and installation of two exhibitions: Asian Contemporary Photography: WANG Qingsong - JUNG Yeondoo at Daegu Art Museum and Just Like the Road across the Earth, Jung Yeondoo at Art Tower Mito.

I will also be an involved in the filming of his new video work, Magican’s Walk, to be premiered at Art Tower Mito in November.

To find out more, or keep up-to-date on what I am doing here, you can follow my blog.

This project has been supported by The Career Fund and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.

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Photograph: Jongchul Lee

Project Quick And Dirty (Q.U.A.D) supported by Southgate present ‘Play Me’, an innovative and expansive program of Melbourne’s video art, animation and short films programmed throughout July at Southgate Cinema, Melbourne’s only silent cinema.

Q.U.A.D has selected an eclectic range of moving image artworks screening Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in July. Audiences are invited to sit and watch or capture passing glimpses of a unique variety of visual feasts.

I’m excited to have My heart is a rose garden in the program.

Play me website and program
•How to book a chair [free]

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A couple of months ago I was photographed in my studio as part of Creative Spaces new website launch. Here is the link to my page, which also features a small interview with me.

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‘Slip’ was featured in The Age today. The show is on for another 3 weeks. I hope you can make it.

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I am excited to announce I am showing a new photography series as part of Slip, a group show curated by Tahlia Jolly, at Anna Pappas Gallery.

The other artists included in the show are Sam Fagan, Emma Hamilton, Gian Manik, Scott Miles, Elyse de Valle and Anna Varendorff.

Opening Night: Friday 2 May, 6pm
Exhibition: 29 April - 31 May 2014

Two of my video works: My heart is a rose garden, and Living Memorial: Circling Presence are showing at Chin Chin Wall of Art until May.

Situated in the Melbourne CBD and viewed from Chin Chin Restaurant, Flinders Lane and Higson Lane seven nights a week from dusk, the projection wall at Chin Chin offers a broad range of video works from local, emerging, established and international artists.

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I thought I’d mention that for over a year, I have been running a blog that features images and writing that inspires my practice.
My projects often begin with photographs sourced from the web or newspapers. I mainly blog about other artist’s work and photojournalism amongst other interesting things.

You can find the blog here if you are interested.

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The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive is presenting a Photobook Day at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Melbourne Now.
Throughout the day on March 7th around 30 local photographers (including myself) will show and talk about their photobooks at the NGV International Community Space. Local printers, publishers and editors will also share their photobook wisdom and there will be free bookmaking workshops run by Paperlab.

•Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
•The Thousands

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Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopaedic Palace): Melbourne Off-site for the 55th Venice Biennale was featured in The Age today. 

The show is at Platform Contemporary Art Spaces and runs from the 16th August to the 14th September, 2013.

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I have a solo show opening at Trocadero Art Space in Footscray. The show is open from July the 24th until August the 10th.

 I am exhibiting a new video work and photography series. 
Hope you can make it.

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I am currently in an exhibition at Rae and Bennett Gallery in North Fitzroy. It was mentioned in The Age earlier this week. There is a great range of artist books, zines and limited edition publications on show from Australian and International Artists. 
Faith Hope and Love (2010) is there, as well as Anniversary Journalism (2011). It runs until the 28th of March.

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It’s the last week to see Hero on the horse as part of the Platform Archive Project, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces.

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I have moved into a new art studio at River Studios in West Melbourne. The studio complex is part of the Creative Spaces Program managed by City of Melbourne.

Everything is finally in its place and I am looking forward to making artwork in here.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The exhibition I am in at the moment, Locus of Control, at Nellie Castan Gallery was reviewed in The Age today.

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