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Skills

Visual Arts

Employers

  • Laura Matthews Fine Art
    Fine artist/ lecturer/ gallerist
    2001 - Present

    Independent freelance artist studio based in Rozelle , offering studio lessons and open days

  • Wimbledon school of art
    Lecturer 2 years
    1998 - 2000

    Course coordinator drawing / undergrad costume designers

Education

  • SLADE school of Fine Art UCL
    HDFA
    1983 - 1989

Awards and Achievements

  • Cyril sweet award

    Preferred post grad painter London


    Before 1990
  • Slade school of fine art award

    Most promising figurative painter


    Before 1990
  • Finalist Portia Geach


    2012
  • Finalist Tatersalls art prize


    2012
  • Finalist manning art prize


    2011
  • FinalistPaddington art prize


    2010
  • Finalist norvil art prize


    2010
  • Finalist and commended John Glover award for Tasmanian landscape


    2010
  • Finalist John glover award


    2009
  • Finalist Portia Geach


    2008
  • Finalist kings school art prize


    2008
  • Finalist Portia geach


    2008
  • Finalist norvil art prize


    2008
  • Finalist art on the rocks


    2006
  • Finalist paddington art prize


    2004
  • Finalist Fleurieu biennale


    2004
  • Finalist Portia Geach


    2004
  • Finalist Portia Geach


    2003
  • Elizabeth green shields award

    International painting prize ( received twice)


    1990

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Laura Matthews
Education SLADE school of Fine Art UCL
Employer Laura Matthews Fine Art
Location Sydney Australia

 

About Laura

I am a fine artist ,with some 30 years of experience . I trained in London at The Slade School of fine art , have taught at the said school and at Wimbledon school of art .During this period I was employed as coordinator, designer and teacher of specialist drawing courses, fir degree students . I also directed a foundation art course ( pre degree) and taught painting and drawing in an adult education environment .
I have lived and worked in Sydney for 12 years . I Have had annual solo exhibitions , often 2 and have been represented by a The Metro Gallery Melbourne ,Artequipty Sydney and Studio Gallery WA . I have been a finalist in many of the leading art competitions .not least the Paddington art prize and The Portia Geach . During this period I have successfully sold my own work and that of others and have worked as a gallerist .
I would be keen to work in any of the aforementioned areas . In addition I would be excited to bring my experience and visual acuity to any other creative discipline such as interior design , retail or floristry . These are areas where my knowledge of colour , keen eye and sense of style ,would be most effectively utilised .
Having been a successful freelancer for a considerable period , I have a strong work ethic and considerable time management skills . I work well in teams but am not aversed to leadership roles, if required . Having taught and in my role as Gallerist , I consider myself to be a strong communicator , with an ability to empathise and inspire and to illicit the best from others .

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