Laura Osborne

"My art practice is an integral part of my life. I do not see it as something separate from my identity. My desire to create images is and always has been all encompassing.
Through the study of printmaking, I found my true visual language. Beginning with a Diploma in Visual Arts at the age of sixteen and then, at twenty-five I went to live in Paris, where the journey into the world of printmaking began.
The alchemy of etching is incredibly exciting - it is an adventure into chemistry, a type of alchemy where the laws of physics marry with the search for beauty.
At present, the focus of my work is on consumerism and its disastrous effects our planet. I use labels from purchased items and motifs from the world of Buy Now, Pay Later."  Laura Osborne, October 2021

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Recent exhibitions include
2018 Recent Prints, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Recent Prints, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery 2014 Recent Prints, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery 2012 Recent Prints, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery 2010 Recent Prints, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery 2000 New Works, Karingallery, Geelong

2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Galleries, MelbourneBloom & Flourish, Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne; Biblio Art Prize, Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy; Banyule Works on Paper Award, Melbourne; Inkmasters, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns; Moody Blue, Firestation Print Studio; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2020 Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne 2019 PrintExchange, Emerald Art Centre, Springfield, Oregon; Albert Park College Art Show; Historia, Queenscliff Gallery; Editions, Tacit Galleries; Postcard Show, New Linden Art, Melbourne; AspireStephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne  2018 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 2017 Rock Granite & the Profiles, Bright Space, Melbourne 2014 Regional Printmakers, Geelong Art Gallery 2013 Regional Printmakers, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong