Lauren Nicholson

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The Crystal World, 2016, Watercolor & pencil, Melbourne

At ComPeung I plan to begin to develop a body of new work which will encompass painting, drawing and collage for an exhibition in 2018 and also some smaller works that will be part of an artist book which will reflect my time in Chang Mai.

I am interested in learning about art, design, textiles and ceramics of the region by visiting artists, crafts people and studios to gain a better picture of the history of the area. I look forward to connecting with the landscape and exploring the surrounds of ComPeung which will bring new perspectives and possibilities for my work.

As this would be the my first time in Thailand and my first residency I think it would be a fantastic experience to engage with a new place and people. I believe the residency would be enriching and enable me to develop my practice as an artist.

Underground, 2016, Watercolour & collage, Melbourne

I am a visual artist/illustrator born in Melbourne Australia (1984) where I continue to work today. I completed a Bachelor of Illustration from Melbourne Polytechnic in 2012 and have since been working on freelance illustration, personal projects and have participated in group and solo exhibitions in Melbourne.

I like to use traditional techniques, experimental mark making and digital media to create layered imagery that is influenced by the power of colour, personal journeys, the natural world, printed matter, memories and old stories. Most recently my work has taken the form of painting and collage on paper.

Black Water, 2016, Watercolour & collage, Melbourne