Notes on my practice

Mine is a spatial practice in which I explore the poetic potential of our relationship with landscape and place. My works are intended to activate and re-mystify our connection with the more-than-human-world, to transfigure our experience of it.

I do this in a number of ways... by choreographing the viewer's movement; by tapping into the experiential potential of place; by enabling subtle and dramatic changes in the work to unfold over time; and by harnessing the dynamics of weather, orientation, topography and human involvement.

I often use repeated sculptural components arranged to draw the viewer into and through the field of a work. Thus the viewer enters both a physical space and an imaginative realm.

photo: Briele Hansen

Biographical notes

Louise is an independent installation artist who has exhibited as a finalist in national, regional and local competitions. She has received grants and prizes from respected institutions and industry bodies.

Deep creative enquiry and research-based discipline underpin her practice.

Louise graduated from RMIT University in 2000 with first-class honours in Fine Arts. She then completed five years of post-graduate doctoral research before practical pursuits overtook theoretical interests.

Early in her practice Louise produced a number of large-scale permanent and temporary commissions for public space.

In recent years she has focused on initiating collaborations with other artists to create works that implicate the viewer viw participatory or performative activities.

Download Lavarack CV July 2016

photo: Paul Myers