Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Official Website is real!

Thank you to all who have been here to view my artistic existence, over 6000 of you, what an honour! Please head over to lauramarshartist.nz to view a new stylish website showcasing my work, created by and with many great thanks to Becky Ollivier at meke.co.nz/.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Finalist: Parkin Drawing Prize

2014 Parkin Drawing Prize
Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ
26 July - 27 August 2014
Fingers crossed!

Lineal Possibility #3  2014
paper, pencil, watercolour paint
140 x 70cm

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Finalist: 2014 NZ Contemporary Art Awards

2014 National Contemporary Art Award
Waikato Museum 9 August - 9 November 2014
Opening night on the 8th of August.

No Indication  2014
wood, stainless steel, cotton
230 x 270 x 60mm

Monday, 19 May 2014

Accepted into the Chasing Fog Club

I have proudly been accepted into The Chasing Fog Club with this image:

It's Behind That Tree 1 April 2014
Wairamarama, Waikato, NZ

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Work Held at Christchurch Public Art Gallery

I'm proud to announce that a work of mine is now held in the Olivia Spencer Bower Collection at the Christchurch Public Art Gallery, which you can get to here.

Home Is Where The Gorse Is 2013
found object, hessian, wool

Friday, 2 May 2014

Currently @ Bowen Galleries: Street Window Installation

Wander past 41 Ghuznee Street, Wellington to check out my latest work. 2 May - 16 May.

Lineal Possibility #3. Watercolour paint and pencil on paper. 140 x 69cm

Circular Possibility #2. Watercolour paint and pencil on paper. 140 x 89cm

Friday, 7 March 2014

A Thinner Line

6 March - 13 April 2014 at Corbans Estate Art Centre
Exhibition introduction

A Thinner Line is an installation of artworks which collectively consider the line between life and death. Marsh’s latest exhibition features reinterpretations of new works developed during her time at Campos des Guttiérez, an international artist’s residency in Medellin, Colombia
For the greater part of Marsh’s practice she tends to use the ‘materials of colonisation’ such as wood, wool, watercolour, textiles and creates installations with found or adapted objects. This exhibition features materials from Medellin such as terracotta and shoelace cord from the textile district.
Travelling to Medellin, Colombia for her first international residency Marsh indeed got to experience a ‘thinner line between life and death’. Marsh intended this to be a learning experience of crafting, as well as challenging herself to practice outside the context of New Zealand. She was interested in learning more about her position in the global cultural landscape as both a New Zealander, and as a descendant of the colonial movement.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

A Thinner Line Invite

You are warmly invited to the opening event of

Laura Marsh: A Thinner Line

[an exhibition of works made from the experience of her recent art residency in Medellín, Colombia.]

Also the exhibition openings of Galia Amsel and Chiara Corbelletto.

6pm 6 March 2014

at Corbans Estate Art Centre: 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Link to facebook event...

Link to Corbans Estate Art Centre...

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Colombia: Wax, Wane [El Palacio de Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe, December 2013]

Works from my very recent 2 month residency at Campos de Gutíerrez in Medellín, Colombia:
(Opening night and fellow exhibition artists included in previous post.)

The Venue for Crecer, Menguar (Wax, Wane): El Palacio de Cultura Rafael Uribe Uribe

Rejas 2013 
(instalacíon en balcones del patio interno de Palacio de Cultura)
cordón de color, madera  (coloured cord, wood)
3.6 x 1.7m cada

In Colombia security grills, or rejas in Spanish, adorn every window that could possibly be climbed into. Most live their lives behind them.


El Ganges de Medellín   2013  (Medellin Ganges ..)
(instalación en el techo)
7 sábanas de aldodón lavadas en el Río Medellín ( 7 cotton sheets washed in the Medellin River)
2.5 x 1.2m cada

The Medellin River runs through the centre of the city and is heavily polluted. Corruption thwarts efforts to enforce regulation. My assistant and I lost a layer of skin from our hands while washing them.

Instalacíon colaborativa de Aurora Pineda & Laura Marsh:
Urna funeraria para Aurora 2008 & Fe 2013 (Funeral urn for Aurora .. & Faith ..)
terracotta con 5 años de secado al aire & terracotta

The church space serendipitously awaited our works to be placed within it..

Friday, 3 January 2014

Colombia: Wax, Wane (Opening Night)

Photographs by Estefania Lopez

Aurora Pineda & Juan Ricardo Urrego of Colombia. 
Performing a part of their eloquent performance - Statu Quo, el estado de la casa

German Alzur, Colombia

Chris Woolston, New York

The night also included a performance by German Accíon contra natura performing the impossible task of maintaining time - as the 'time' moved faster than he could replace it.

Our artist talk was well attended, and translated by Andrés Monzón, curator of the exhibition and director of the Campos des Gutiérrez artist residency.