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EDUCATION

2012-2013 Master of Fine Arts (by Research, First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2011 Master of Visual Arts (Course Work), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2011 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, HBA Learning Centres, Melbourne
2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2006-2007 Diploma in Visual Art, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane
2002-2005 Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts (Art History and English), University of Queensland, Brisbane

EMPLOYMENT (Selection)

2011-2015 Freelance Art Writer
2011-2015 Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) Tutor, Deakin University; Australian Catholic University

AWARDS

2015-2016 Art Start Grant, Australia Council
2014 John Leslie Art Prize (landscape painting), Highly Commended, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2012-2013 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne
2007 Southbank Institute of TAFE, Graduate Show, Painting Award, Brisbane
Churchie Emerging Art Award, Finalist, Boys Anglican Grammar School, Brisbane
2004 University of Queensland Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, Semester 1
2004 University of Queensland Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, Semester 2

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016 ‘Elastic Field’ group painting exhibition, Strange Neighbour, January 29-February 20, 2016

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2015 ‘Tropical Planet’, Fort Delta, Melbourne
‘Ultra Violets’, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2014 ‘Cosmic Cuttings’, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne
‘Collapsible Wilderness’, Linden Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2013 ‘White, Gold, Mountain’, Blindside, Melbourne
‘Preciousless’, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
‘Fool’s Gold’, Platform Art Space, Melbourne

Group (Selection)

2016 ‘Spring 1883’, Fort Delta suite, Melbourne
‘New Strokes’, Gallery 9, Sydney
‘Palm Reader’, Lon gallery, Melbourne
‘Here’s to Future Days’, Fort Delta, Melbourne
‘View’, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
‘Elastic Field’, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
2015 ‘The Perfect Lethargy of Orbit’, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne (April)
‘MAN’, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne
2014 ‘John Leslie Art Prize’, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
‘The Aggregate and the Algorithm’, Tristian Koenig, Collingwood, Melbourne
‘Exploration 14’, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2013 ‘VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
‘Luminescence’, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
2012 ‘Rubicon Launch Show’, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne
‘The Negative Mirror’, C3 Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne
2011 ‘VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2010 ‘VCA Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2007 ‘Churchie Emerging Art Award’, Boys Anglican Grammar School, Brisbane

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 Maura Edmond, ‘Laura Skerlj: Tropical Planet’, Primer, online arts blog, December 10, 2015.
Dan Rule, ‘MAN: What to see in Melbourne galleries this week’ The Age, March 27, 2015.
2014 Dylan Rainforth, ‘Have iPads killed traditional painting?’ Sydney Morning Herald, August 12, 2014.
2013 Sarah Bunting, ‘Fool’s Gold’ catalogue essay for White, Gold, Mountain exhibition, Blindside, May, 2014.
2012 Casey Hutton, ‘Interview: Laura Skerlj’, The Meander online journal, 2012.

WRITING (Selection)

2015 ‘The Kaleidoscopic Turn’, National Gallery of Victoria, ArtAsiaPacific (online review)
‘NEW15’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ArtAsiaPacific (online review)
‘Profile: Georgia MacGuire’, ArtLink Magazine, ‘Global’ Indigenous issue, 35 #2 June (article)
2014 ‘The Floating Studio’, Runway: Australian Experimental Art, ‘Islands’ issue, online journal (essay)
‘With The Universe At Our Backs’, Catherine Evans, Blindside (cat. essay)
‘Interview with Catherine Evans’, The Meander, online journal (interview)
‘Healing Dresses’, Georgia MacGuire, fortyfivedownstairs (cat. essay)
2013 ‘The Obscure You’, group exhibition, Rubicon ARI (cat. essay)
‘To Dream of Home’, Llawella Lewis, Blindside (cat. essay)
2102 ‘Paranormal Activity’, Sarah Bunting, Blindside (cat. essay)
2011 ‘Souvenirs from the Periphery’, Valentina Palonen, NO NO GALLERY (cat. essay)
‘Subject to Ruin’, Dominic Kavanagh & Llawella Lewis, NO NO GALLERY (cat. essay)

REFEREES

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