Ida Lawrence

Artist      Australia       Residency Period: December 2017

Ida Lawrence is a visual artist from Australia who is interested in the stories behind things, both real and fictional. Her recent practice sees her studying, reinterpreting, reimagining the stories behind these "things" as well as fabricating the things themselves - kitchen objects, portrait photography, urban landscapes, and even her own family have been the subjects of some past projects.

Ida has held solo exhibitions in Japan, Indonesia, and Australia and her work has been included in group exhibitions such as The 15th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012) and Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney, Australia (2013). She has been an artist in residence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Australia and her practice has included working collaboratively with visual artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and dancers. Her practice spans painting, installation, writing, curation, and performance, and she delights in writing fictional biographies.

Failed Restoration (Nijo Castle, Kyoto) 2016, gouache on pigment print on Hahnemühle cotton rag, 51cm x 76cm and 51cm x 31cm

Failed Restoration (Higashiyukigaya, Tokyo) 2016, gouache and watercolour on pigment print on Hahnemühle cotton rag, 51cm x 76cm, and 31cm x 60cm