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I recognise and respect that we are living and creating on Aboriginal Lands.  My family and I are committed to working together to honour the living culture and Country of our First Nations People.

Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land!

Lara Tilbrook works on the beautiful ancient lands of the Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Narungga Nations.  Her practice is fundamentally grounded in environmentalism with deep listening and change making at its core. 

Tilbrook hand-crafted sculptures, body adornments and installations are composed of materials close at hand.  Gathered and selected for their evocative potential and empathy towards regenerating endemic flora and fauna. 

Her visual works heighten the worth of our shared fragile ecologies, and function as important records of biodiversity.  

Lara Tilbrook

Alongside her creative practice, Tilbrook is an organic farmer and environmental advocate, working to honour Country, through genuine and sustainable landcare.  She works from her remote studio on Karta Pintingga (Kangaroo Island) and Ngaltingga (Aldinga Beach) in so called South Australia.

Major exhibitions include, Harbingers: Care or Catastrophe (2023) at Port Pirie Regional Gallery (2022) at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery commissioned by Country Arts SA in conjunction with Murray Bridge Regional Gallery; Neoteric (2022) for Adelaide Festival, commissioned through Arts SA; Tatiara Art Prize (2021) at Walkway Gallery where she received a Honourable mention; Our Futures in Landscape (2021) at Adelaide Town Hall.  Tilbrook’s solo exhibition Duty of Care (2020) at Sauerbier House – held in the lounge gallery, hallway gallery and wash house – was enabled by a 2020 GRAFTd grant through Onkaparinga Arts.  Duty of Care was also developed and supported by the 2018 Guildhouse Catapult Mentorship with leading South Australian artist Sera Waters.  

Other exhibitions include, The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at The South Australian Museum (2018 and 2012), where her work was awarded Highly Commended and toured to the The National Archives of Australia in Canberra, in 2012.  Tilbrook’s work is currently held in the City of Adelaide Contemporary Art Collection, as well as private collections both nationally and internationally.

AUSTRALIAN SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023               Harbingers: Care or Catastrophe, Port Pirie Regional Gallery,  South Australia

2022               Harbingers: Care or Catastrophe, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, South Australia

                           Neoteric, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

                           Being Here, Tributary Projects, Ainslie + Gorman Art Centres, Canberra, ACT

2021               Tatiana Art Prize, Walkaway Gallery, Bordertown, South Australia

2020                Our Future in Landscape, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, South Australia

2020                Duty of Care, Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga, South Australia 

2018                Waterhouse Art Prize Exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia

                            Common Ground, Fleurieu Arthouse, SALA, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2017                Summer Fleurieu Arthouse Exhibition, Fleurieu Arthouse, McLaren Vale, South Australia

2013                Me Natives, Chapman River Winery, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

2012                Waterhouse Art Prize Exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia

                            Waterhouse Art Prize Touring Exhibition, National Archives, Canberra, ACT

                            How do we love thee, National Wine Centre, SALA, Adelaide, South Australia

2011                How do we love thee, National Wine Centre, SALA, Adelaide, South Australia

2010                How do we love thee, National Wine Centre, SALA, Adelaide, South Australia

2007                Carrats, Miss Gladys Sym Choon, Rundle St. Adelaide, South Australia

1996                Some days are…, Miss Gladys Sym Choon, Rundle St, Adelaide, South Australia


 

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