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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 Country and Culture  of our First 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's hand-crafted sculptures, body adornments and installations are composed of materials close at hand.  Gathered and selected for their evocative potential and empathy towards restoring endemic flora and fauna. 

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

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Lara Tilbrook is an arts, cultural and environmental consultant, an artist and designer with more than 25 years’ experience in the non-profit, government and cultural sectors in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and Japan.

Lara works collaboratively in sectors in which she has direct experience and cares deeply about with particular expertise in environmental management, community engagement, arts and culture.

 

Consultant/Partners/Collaborations (2007 - Present)

Clients include (in alphabetical order): Birdlife Australia, Bob Brown Foundation, Bush Organics Kangaroo Island, Country Arts SA, Conservation Council of South Australia, Department of Environment, Eco-Action Kangaroo Island, Firesticks Alliance, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network, Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife, Jackey’s Marsh Forest Festival, Landcare Association of South Australia, National Landcare Network, Nantawarrina Indigenous Protected Area, Nature Conservation Society of South Australia, Nipapanha Community Aboriginal Corporation, Parndana Primary School, The Food Embassy, Titjikala Art Gallery, The Wilderness Society, The Wild South, Traditional Owners, Western Kangaroo Island Landcare Group, Wide Open Space Festival, Wild Harvest Olive Oil.

Major exhibitions include, Radical Textiles (2024) at The Art Gallery of South Australia, City of Adelaide’s Contemporary Art Collection​ (2024) at Adelaide Town HallHarbingers: Care or Catastrophe (2024) at Walkaway Gallery for the Adelaide Festival,(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.

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