About & Artist CV:
Georgia Laughton is a mostly-Melbourne-based artist working in a wide range of media, with a focus on fine-art and social-documentary photography, lithography and solar-plate print-making, and painting with oils.
Raised in country Victoria, Laughton is now a self-described 'inner-city soy-latte-sipping greenie' whose subjects include animal rights, the environment and interrogating traditional notions of beauty.
While Laughton strongly believes in art as a form of activism, her work remains personal, grounded and sometimes whimsical as she explores her own place in the world. Expressing the tension between the didactic and the intimate in her paintings, she points to her recurring theme of birds; 'sometimes it's a metaphor and sometimes it's just a bird'.
Laughton has regularly exhibited work in Melbourne, country Victoria and South Australia since studying visual arts at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE in the early 2000s, and has worked as a studio-based portrait photographer. Her artwork is held in private collections in Australia, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong, and in the public collection at Epping Hospital, Melbourne.
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