Lara Tilbrook is a South Australian artist and goldsmith based on Kangaroo Island. A trained designer, jeweller and metalsmith, her practice ranges across a variety of fields from the design and fabrication of precious objects for personal adornment to drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture and installation. After a decade in London as a prominent jewellery designer and goldsmith, she returned to her homeland, to settle in the remote north west of Kangaroo Island.
Tilbrook’s earthy, organic treasures are intricately fashioned from found materials and recycled gold with a sentiment of colonialism. Exploring cultural values with a focus on environmental preservation, inspired by her conservation practices. Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the South Australian Museum in 2012 and a finalist in the 2018 exhibition. Her work is held in international private and national public collections, including the National Archives in Canberra.
Lara is currently working on a new collection of gold jewellery.