Lara Merrett was recently commissioned to create a new artwork for Shoalhaven Regional Gallery’s summer exhibition, WONDER + DREAD: Art in the Land of Weather Extremes. Renowned for her large scale works, Merrett’s WONDER + DREAD commission will respond to “the recent Shoalhaven fires by exploring the ‘precious, delicate, rare and raw’ landscape left behind […]
Tracey Clement profiled Lara Merrett’s new exhibition, Flip side, in the May – June issue of Art Guide Australia. It is a busy month for the artist as she also completes the onsite temporary residency component of High Stakes, at UQ Art Museum. Lara Merrett’s exhibition, Flip side, is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until […]
Jan Murphy Gallery is participating in the Brisbane Art and Design Festival 2019. In conjunction with the festival program, Martin Smith will create a large-scale text installation work on the exterior wall of the gallery. Exemplifying the artist’s continued use of photography and text, You workin? 2019 will be visible to passers-by and traffic on Brunswick […]
Lara Merrett is featured in the April 2019 edition of Inside Out Magazine. In the article, writer Karlie Verkerk speaks to eight Australian artists working with colour as a primary focus in their practice. Merrett’s distinctive, large-scaled work is significantly influenced by colour, and states in the article, “No colour is off-limits. I love the […]
Lara Merrett has been commissioned by UQ Art Museum to produce High Stakes, a two-part project beginning with a temporary outdoor studio residency and culminating with a large installation inside the Museum. In the first part of the project, Lara will host the interactive outdoor studio onsite at UQ Art Museum, encouraging student engagement and […]
Each year a contemporary Australian artist is invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) to create a multi-sensory, interactive and immersive artwork to inspire people with disability or access requirements to connect with contemporary art. The Bella Room Commission is a key component of the MCA’s Bella Program for children, young people and […]
Jan Murphy Gallery represented artist, Lara Merrett, has curated Studio Wars, which presents work by seven of the artists she shares her studio with in Birmingham Street, inner Sydney. Each artist in Studio Wars has produced new work for the exhibition and features paintings by Sally Anderson, Jonny Niesche, Lara Merrett, John Nicholson and Gemma Smith. […]
Jan Murphy Gallery was involved in the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair from the 19th to 22nd September 2013. The fair featured work by artists Danie Mellor, Lara Merrett, Julia deVille and Alex Seton. To see more information on the fair refer to this link.