Resume

Lauren Black

b. 1971, Ballarat, Victoria 

Education

1995 – Botanical Art School of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1993 – Diploma of Arts in Music – Victorian College of the Arts. Australia 

Solo Exhibitions 

2012 - Capturing Flora, 300 years of Australian Botanical Art - Art Gallery of Ballarat

2011 – Spledidus muscorum, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania (LINC)

2009 – A Precarious Flowering, Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006 – Tasmanian Flora, Australian National Botanical Gardens, ACT

2004 – Flowers Fronds and Foliage, Mountain Festival, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tas

2002 – Endangered Endemic Flora, State Library of Tasmania, Tas

1998 – Herbaceous plants and recent works in watercolour and pencil.The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.

Group Exhibitions

2011 – Eternal Order in Nature, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Vic

2010 – Mossmania – Morris Miller Library, University of Tasmania

2008 – Shifting Boundaries, Rimbun Dahan. Malaysia

2007 – Tasmanian Living Artists Week, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tas

        – Fruits of our Labour, Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. NSW, Australia

2006 – Transplanted to Tasmania. Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania. Tas

2006 – Mountain Magic – the women, art and flora of Mount Wellington. State Library of Tasmania, Tas.

2005 – Flora Tasmanica. Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania. Opened by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Joint exhibition with ceramicist Les Blakebrough, Tas

2004 – Margaret Flockton Award finalists exhibition. Red Box Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

2003 – The Nature of Islands: contemporary botanical artworks from islands around the world. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tas

2002 – Celebrate Botanica, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tas

2001 – Hutchins Arts Prize, Salamanca Arts Centre. Tas

1997 – Botanical Group exhibition of botanical art. Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Eltham, Victoria. 

1996/1998/2000/2002 – The Art of Botanical Illustration. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Commissions

2007 – Bryophytes of Tasmania – Botanical drawings of the moss flora of Tasmania.

University of Tasmania, Australia

2004 – Tasmanian Stream-bank Plants. A collection of botanical drawings. Department of Primary Industries Water and the Environment. Tas

2002 – 04 – Flora Tasmanica, Southern Ice Porcelain, University of Tasmania, Tas

2000 – 2009 – Private Commissions, Tasmania, Victoria, Malaysia

Residencies and Awards

2008 – Rimbun Dahan, Artist in residence, Malaysia

2005 – Asialink Visual Arts Residency, Sri Lanka

2004 – Winner of the inaugural Margaret  Flockton Award.

2002 – Arts Tasmania Development grant

Talks and Public Speaking

2009 – Artists talk, Rimbun Dahan , Malaysia

2007 – Artists talk, Tasmanian Living Artists Week, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tas

2007 – Presentation, University of Tasmania, Plant Science Department, Tas

2007 – Artist’s talk, Henry Jones Hotel, Hobart, Tas

2006 – Curator’s talk, State Library of Tasmania, Tas

2006 – Artists talk, Australian Garden History Society, Tas

2006 – Artist’s talk, Australian National Botanical Gardens, ACT

2006 – Artists talk, Islington Hotel, Tas

2005 – Artist’s talk, Royal Botanical Gardens Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2003 – Curator’s talk, 10 Days on the Island, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston 

Teaching and Workshops

2007 – Adult Education, Hobart, Tas

2006 – Australian National Botanical Gardens, ACT

2006 – Mountain Festival, Hobart, Tas

2006 – Bruny Island Festival, Tasmania

2006 – Sturt Winter School, NSW

2007 – Tasmanian Living Artist’s week, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tas

2007 – Botanical Art Group of Devonport, Tas

2001 – 2007 Private classes,  Hobart, Tas

Publications 

2012 - Capturing Flora - 300 years of Australian Botanical Art 

 - Art Monthly - Front Cover

 - 40 degrees South Magazine

2005 – Tasmanian Flora - Limited edition portfolio. Self published

2005 – Les Blakebrough: Ceramics, Craftsman House

2004 – Tasmanian Streambank Plants – a guide to common plants along streams, Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment

Collections

HRH Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania

University of Tasmania

National Library of Australia, ACT

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Royal Botanic Gardens Library, Melbourne, Victoria

Private collections, All Australian states

Private collections Malaysia