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Anita Laura

BIO
Born in Vancouver, Canada. 
Lived in Vancouver-Canada, San Jose-Costa Rica, Saskatoon-Canada, Ipswich-Australia and currently residing in Mackay-Australia. Anita enjoys illustration, portraiture, print making, laser cutting, public art installations & teaching community workshops. At present Anita's personal art practice is limited to small windows of time as she and her husband have four young children, who they home educate, of course plenty of kids art continues in their home. Anita chooses to work with recycled and natural supplies wherever possible.


TEACHING
Anita began teaching private classes, from home, in 2004. This sparked her passion. Anita has since taught classes all over the greater Vancouver area, Saskatoon, Costa Rica, Colombia and now in Australia. Students range from children to seniors with dementia. Through RADF grants Anita has been able to offer free workshops to community in regional Australia.


CLIENTS
Mackay City Council. Live From The Shack. Woodbridge Music. The Mackay Community Gardens. Total Therapy Rehabilitation & Wellness Centre. Tickle The Imagination Magazine w/ Vintage Pie Photography. The Zoo Youth. Arts Link Queensland - Animating Spaces Project. Ipswich City Council. Alex Toney - Musician. Italix Design. Traditional Learning Academy Online. One Stop Learning Bookstore.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 - Taste & See Exhibition - Ipswich, QLD


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 - Printbank Jubilee Centre Exhibition - Mackay, QLD
2018 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Mackay, QLD
2018 - Mackay Art On Show Awards - Mackay, QLD
2017 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Mackay, QLD
2017 - Mackay Art Society Exhibition - Mackay, QLD
2017 - Art On Show Awards - Mackay, QLD
 2016 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Mackay, QLD
2014 - Ipswich Art Awards - Ipswich, QLD
2014 - Barista Exhibition - Ipswich, QLD
2012 - The End Is Nigh Exhibition - Ipswich, QLD
2012 - Ipswich Art Awards - Ipswich, QLD


AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2018 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Open Printing Section
2018 - Commended Award for Printbank Mackay's Artist Book (a group collaboration) 
2017 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Open Drawing Section
2009 - Honour Roll Fine Arts Student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University


PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
2019 - Council funded Paste-ups in Fifth Laneway, Mackay
2015 - Contributed to "Sprout" project for Animating Spaces Ipswich River Life 
2015 - Contributed to "Subcultures Mural" in Ipswich City Square, by The Press Effect
2014 - Contributed to "Adrift" project for Ipswich Festival
2014 - "Yarn Bombing" for The Knot Fibre Festival, Arts Connect Ipswich


FEATURED IN
Tickle The Imagination Magazine (Issue 17) 


EDUCATION
2yrs Fine Arts @ Kwantlen Polytechnic University

(Anita in her up-cycled studio)
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