London-based artist Lara Hailey explores themes of love and loss, identity and memory through her multidisciplinary and mixed media artwork. Inspired by human relationships, provocative experiences, and the power of place, her work channels the energy of life’s memorable moments, evoking powerful feelings, often without overt or obvious subject matter. Fragments of text and found objects often find their way into her practice, troubling the distinctions between the visual, the poetic, and the everyday. Her working method is diverse, incorporating stitched textile, mixed media resin, installation, sculpture, prints and video.
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Since graduating from Goldsmith’s College, Lara has exhibited in venues across the UK, including the Mall Galleries, Somerset House, Broadway Market and Southwark Cathedral. She has completed commissions for Southwark Council, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and CBRE Surveyors as well as a number of private commissions. In Spring 2020 she will be going to WSW in New York where she has been awarded the Artist’s Book Residency grant. Her recent collection, The Cells Series, is based on a page from the book.
In addition to her public and private commissions, Lara also runs workshops as a freelance artist educator. She has worked with a diverse range of people and has co-ordinated community art projects that have been shown at The British Museum, The Natural History Museum, Rich Mix Art Centre, The Roundhouse, The Southbank Centre, University College Hospital, The October Gallery, The Fashion and Textiles Museum and The Together Gallery.
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