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Alison Alder, Louise Flaherty, Christine James, Hermannsburg Potters, Kylie Waters, Laura Wills


30 November - 14 December, 2008

Carry on Luggage, 2008
28 x 20 cm 
digital print on paper



Laura Wills will be installing a new site-specific installation work for the
outside space at artroom5. Having recently returned from a Grindell's Hut
Residency in the Gammon Rangers and a trip to Central Australia she will 
be drawing from these experiences and exploring the themes of make-shift
shelters, travelling, and what things people carry with them whilst travelling.

The work will include a special twilight projection performance on opening
night, 30 November (weather permitting).


Collapse, 2008
performance shot from Just Filling Dance project
Next Wave Festival, Melbourne 
performer Sarah Cartwright






Dingo Dance, 2008
pastel drawing on map paper 
100 x 78 cm







Laura Wills with Will Cheesman
Developments in Housing series Shelter #2, 2007
wax cardboard boxes, house bricks, cane, textile
Project Space, Contemporary Art Center of South Australia

Laura Wills
Education Details: Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design, Dec 03, AC Arts, Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

loop project, to be continued, Vienna 
parkside nomadic group, Project Space, Contemporary Art Centre South Australia
Blueprints, SoMA Galleries, Adelaide 
giving and receiving, Carclew Youth Arts Center, Adelaide          
Zimmer in Berlin, Naunyn Strasse, Berlin 	
Gourmet Traveller, Organic To Go, Adelaide
Stills, The Health Gallery, Mt Gambier

Selected Group Exhibitions



Under the Bunyan Tree, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
cellar sweatshop, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide 
International Elephant, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
Youth Environment Art Award, South Australian Museum
The Fleurieu Peninsula Youth Scholarship Exhibition, Penny Hills Winery
The Mole Exhibition, TINA Festival, Newcastle and Mori Gallery, Sydney
The French Connection, Bella Cosa Sculpture Park and Gallery, McLaren Flat
Oregano, Central Gallery, Adelaide
Glean, the Foundry, Melbourne 
Drawing Today, Central Gallery,  Adelaide
A wing and a Prayer,  Mildura Arts Centre  
Sustainable Living Festival, Create Art, Federation Square, Melbourne 
Helpmann Graduate exhibition, Drill Hall,  Adelaide

Collaborative work
2006- 2007 
Just Filling In dance project with Sarah Cartwright and Gala Moody for Nextwave Festival Melbourne
Developments in housing projects Shelters #1 and #2, collaboration with Will Cheesman
painting collaboration with Sculptor Bjorn Everts, Nairne Primary School
Synecdoche, roof top installation and film projection, with Darren Cook, Synagogue Studios

Other Professional Experience

Coordinator of Soy Wallet workshops at Ecoville Womadelaide 
Adelaide Festival Living Window, Harris Scarfe, Rundle Mall Adelaide 
working in country schools for Knee High Puppeteers 
Artist assistant, and group project work, senior school, Cabra Dominican College, Adelaide
Artwork and photographic display for Buddhist Centre, Berlin




SAYAB Project and Development grant to exhibit and develop a new body of work
Australia council grant for Just Filling Dance project through Next Wave Festival
SAYAB Project and Development grant to partake in Room Exchange residency to be continued, Vienna
SAYAB Project Development Grant for gallery Exhibition cost at Project Space, CACSA
SAYAB Quick response grant for interstate travel   
Helpmann Academy. Travel and Students of Sustainability conference grant 
SAYAB quick response grant for interstate travel 
SAYAB grant for exhibition development


First prize Foundation Front Helpmann Academy Awards night
Adelaide Fringe best visual arts exhibition for a collective
Second prize The Environment Youth Art Prize  $2000
Berlin Language Institute Art Competition, second Prize 2 weeks free tuition
First prize South Australian Youth Environment Art Award $4000 
Finalist for SOYA, National Youth art competition, Australia Council 
Hill Smith Fine Art Malaysian airline Travel award. Return ticket to Europe and $1000

Residencies/ intensives/ masterclasst

Contemporary basket weaving workshop with Sandy Elvered, Jam Factory
Adelaide Festival Graffiti Research Lab masterclass, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Center
Stomping Ground, 3 wk intensive with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company, Brisbane 
6 week residency at Sanskriti Foundation, New Dehli, India
2 months residency at to be continued gallery space Vienna, Austria

Open Studio, Catherine Clifton, Adelaide Matters, March 2008
Adelaide artists take to the world, Stephanie Radok, Adelaide Review, July 2007
Laura Wills, Developments in Housing, Adelaide Review, John Neylon, June 2007