Lauren Matthews

a multidisciplinary artist living on unceded Wadawurrung Land in Regional Victoria, Australia.

I engage in practice-led research and work on projects using the tradition of craft practice to generate social change through the tenacity of materials. My practice explores domestic dichotomies and social issues, from the intensity of trauma to creating works that challenge patriarchal assumptions and the culture of owning and collecting objects.

Whilst I am an emerging artist, I have come to art later in life and have recently turned 40, so I bring with me a wealth of knowledge from working across multiple fields as an advocate. I also live with mental illness.

In 2021 I completed my Honours in Fine Arts at Federation University Ballarat exploring the topic ‘(TEXT)iles: How feminist artists communicate survival messages through material thinking’.

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I am an artist, researcher, facilitator, presenter and activist. Explore my world and my work. Join the conversation. Come along and join me for a stitching session, grab a zine, take the time and explore.