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Lara Scolari is a Contemporary Australian Visual Artist, who lives and works full time on her art making practice within her vibrant light filled studio located in the heart of Sydney’s harbour side village of Balmain.

Within Lara’s art making practice the mediums she focuses on exploring are Painting & Drawing (large scale, mixed media), Sculpture (clay – hand building), Printmaking (Collographs, and Relief), Digital Media as well as Textiles.

With many years’ experience working in the Arts and Cultural sector, Lara continues her study and is currently undertaking a Masters in Cross Disciplinary Arts and Design with COFA UNSW.

Reflecting on personal experiences and discussing nurturing and love as well as the hidden undercurrents and agendas that are involved with these emotive states. Lara has expanded and developed this concept which informs an intimate visual language that is expressed within her work.

An action painter, Lara’s work is produced in an Abstract Expressionist style that explore developed experimental techniques and processes. Lara builds up each work using a variety of media creating depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.

Prolifically producing strong considered bodies of work Lara’s coveted artworks are beautiful in organic form, line, shape and composition.

Education

Diploma of Fine Arts
Post Graduate Visual Arts Residency (Selective) – Western Institute of TAFE
Diploma of Arts Administration
Certificate III Ceramics
Cross Disciplinary Art & Design (Masters), COFA, UNSW – currently undertaking

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2016 MONO2, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Mono, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
2015 Grand Opening Exhibition, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
2015 Moree Art Gallery, Moree, New South Wales
2014/15 Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2014 Depot II Gallery, Danks St, Waterloo, New South Wales
2012 Lazy River Estate Winery, Dubbo, New South Wales
2011 LUDO, Orange Regional Gallery, Orage, New South Wales
2010 Occulo, Jayes Gallery, Melong, New South Wales
2010 Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, New South Wales
2009 Latent, Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales
2009 Lazy River Estate Winery, Dubbo, New South Wales

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, New South Wales
Hunters HIll Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New Soth Wales
2015
Tusk Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Art2Muse, Double Bay, New South Wales
Selected Finalist, Moreton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine, Queensland
Selected Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Resident Artists Exhibition, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Twist Gallery, Alexandria, New South Wales
Martine Gallery, Northbridge, New South Wales
2014
Tusk Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria
Selected Finalist Mosman Art Prize, Mosman, New South Wales
Kenthurst Galleries, Kenthurst, New South Wales
SOHO Galleries, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
NG Gallery, ART NOW, Chippendale Creative Precinct, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Resident Artist Exhibition, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Wenona Alumni Art Show, Milsons Point, New South Wales
Balmain Art Gallery, Balmain, New South Wales
Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Nexus Gallery, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Paper Pear Art Gallery, Wagga Waga, New South Wales
Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
Panoply Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
Art2Muse, Double Bay, New South Wales
Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Balmian Pop Up, Balmian, New South Wales
2013
A Decade of Stories – Artist in Residence Exhibition, Ashfield, New South Wales
Tracks, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales
2012 Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition
2012
Salerno Gallery, Glebe, New South Wales
Calleen Art Award Finalist, Corwa Art Gallery, Cowra, New South Wales
Shimmer on the Bay, St Josephs College Exhibition, Walsh Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
I Love Art Exhibition, St Augustines School, Narromine, New South Wales
Fresh Arts, Dubbo Theatre and Convention Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales
2011
Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Paper Pear Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Hill Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Alchemy, Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
Art Unlimited Prize, Dunedoo, New South Wales
Fresh Paint, Red Door Gallery, Dubbo, New South Wales
2010
Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurundi, New South Wales
St Josephs Art Show, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Newport Artworks, Newport Beach, New South Wales
Hill Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Around The World, Fresh Arts Group Show, Macquarie Regional Library, Dubbo, New South Wales
2009
Finalist Morton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine, Queensland
Fresh Meat, Fresh Arts Group Show, Chop Art Shop, Milthorpe, New South Wales
Fairview Art Space, Mudgee, New South Wales
Jayes Gallery, Molong, New South Wales
Percy Street Gallery, Wellington, New South Wales
Wood for the Trees Fresh Arts Group Show, Dubbo, New South Wales
Winner Into the Drip Art Prize, Fairview Artspace, Mudgee, New South Wales
2008
Bowerhouse, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
Fairview Artspace, Mudgee, New South Wales
Finalist Art Unlimited Prize, Dunedoo, New South Wales
Fresh Arts 08, Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armaty Bequest, New South Wales
Finalist Calleen Acquisition Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
2007
Expose, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
Fresh off the Plains, Canowindra Art Gallery, New South Wales
2006
Visible, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbi, New South Wales
Fresh & Fruity, The Art Gallery Coonabarabranm New South Wales
Fresh & Fruity, Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales
A Fresh Look, Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo New South Wales
Rigi Dige, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
2005
Upstarts, Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales
Save the Sumartran Tiger, Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales

Residences

2015 Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove, New South Wales
2014/15Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
2013 Artist in Residence, Ashfield Council, Pratten Park, Ashfield, New South Wales
2008 Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo Campus, New South Wales
2006 Fresh Arts Residency, Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo, New South Wales

Associated Bodies

NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts), Member
Orana Arts, Member
Fresh Arts, Member
Viscopy, Member

Artist Run Initiative’s

2015 – Current, Lara Scolari Gallery, Balmain, NSW – Gallery Director & Principal
2014 – Current, Hunters Hill Art Gallery, Hunters Hill, NSW – Director

Employment within Cultural Sector

2007 – 2013 Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales (Arts Administration, Exhibition Installation & Education Officer)

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