Laura Skerlj

Zeitraum: Oktober 2018 – Januar 2019

Funded by:

Geboren in Geelong, Victoria, 1983


2012-2013 Master of Fine Arts (by Research, First Class Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2011 Master of Visual Arts (Course Work), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2011 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, HBA Learning Centres, Melbourne
2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2006-2007 Diploma in Visual Art, Southbank Institute of TAFE, Brisbane
2002-2005 Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Arts (Art History and English), University of Queensland, Brisbane

Auszeichnungen, Preise, Residenzen

2018-2019 Leipzig International Artist Residency (LIA), Leipzig, Germany
2018-2019 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2015-2016 Art Start Grant, Australia Council
2014 John Leslie Art Prize (landscape painting), Highly Commended, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2012-2013 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne
2007 Southbank Institute of TAFE, Graduate Show, Painting Award, Brisbane
Churchie Emerging Art Award, Finalist, Boys Anglican Grammar School, Brisbane

Kuratorische Projekte

2016 ‘Elastic Field’ group painting exhibition, January 29th – February 20th, 2016, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy.
Fergus Binns, Gabriel Curtin, Michael Georgetti, Samson Martin, Viv Miller, Nick Ryrie, Antonia Sellbach, Laura Skerlj, Kate Tucker.


2017 ‘Aqua Lung’, Alaska Projects, Sydney
2016 ‘Love in a Better Climate’, Fort Delta, Melbourne
2015 ‘Tropical Planet’, Fort Delta, Melbourne
‘Ultra Violets’, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2014 ‘Cosmic Cuttings’, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne
‘Collapsible Wilderness’, Linden Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2013 ‘White, Gold, Mountain’, Blindside, Melbourne
‘Fool’s Gold’, Platform Art Space, Melbourne

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

‘Winter Sun’, Daine Singer, Melbourne
‘Paint, Painting, Painted’ Deakin Southbank Gallery, Melbourne (July)
‘Patina, LON Gallery, Melbourne
‘Paint18’, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

‘Losing Farther, Losing Faster’, Alaska Projects, Sydney
‘Hyper Hyper’, Michael Reid Berlin, Berlin
‘What’s Happening Here?’, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne

‘Various Findings’, Chamber Presents, Melbourne
‘New Strokes’, Gallery 9, Sydney
‘Concrete Agenda’, C3 Gallery, Melbourne
‘Palm Reader’, LON Gallery, Melbourne
‘Here’s to Future Days’, Fort Delta, Melbourne
‘Elastic Field’, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
‘VIEW’, Artereal Gallery, Sydney

‘The Perfect Lethargy of Orbit’, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
‘MAN’, Tristian Koenig, Melbourne

‘John Leslie Art Prize’, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
‘The Aggregate and the Algorithm’, Tristian Koenig, Collingwood, Melbourne
‘Exploration 14’, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

‘VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
‘Luminescence’, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne

‘Rubicon Launch Show’, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne
‘The Negative Mirror’, C3 Gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne

‘VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

‘VCA Graduate Exhibition’, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2007 ‘Churchie Emerging Art Award’, Boys Anglican Grammar School, Brisbane


2016 ‘Spring 1883’, Fort Delta Presentation, Melbourne


Dylan Rainforth, ‘Strange Neighbour show assembles crop of contemporary Melbourne painters’, The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald, January 26, 2016
Maura Edmond, ‘Laura Skerlj: Tropical Planet’ Primer online arts blog, December 10, 2015
Dan Rule, ‘MAN: What to see in Melbourne galleries this week’ The Age, March 27, 2015.
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Have iPads killed traditional painting?’ Sydney Morning Herald, August 12, 2014.
Sarah Bunting, ‘Fool’s Gold’ catalogue essay for White, Gold, Mountain exhibition, Blindside, May, 2014.
Casey Hutton, ‘Interview: Laura Skerlj’, The Meander online journal, 2012.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl)

‘Vibrations from the Elastic Field’, catalogue essay, Elastic Field exhibition, Strange Neighbour, Melbourne
‘Soft Focus’, catalogue essay, Simon Gardam, Chonda Za exhibition, Wellington Street Projects, Sydney
‘NEW15’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, online review, ArtAsiaPacific
‘The Kaleidoscopic Turn’, National Gallery of Victoria, online review, ArtAsiaPacific
‘Feminist observations in the work of Georgia MacGuire’, feature article, ArtLink Magazine, ‘Global’ Indigenous issue, 35 #2 June
‘The Floating Studio’, Runway: Australian Experimental Art, essay, ‘Islands’ issue, online journal
‘With The Universe At Our Backs’, catalogue essay, Catherine Evans, Blindside, Melbourne
‘Interview with Catherine Evans’, interview, The Meander, online journal.