Laura Harrington (b 1980 Mid Wales) is a North East based artist who is inspired by the natural world and how humans understand and interact with it. Working in multiple mediums, including film, drawing and installations Harrington puts a deep engagement with ecology and landscape at the heart of her practice and will often develop work in collaboration with organisations and individuals from specialist fields. Through her work Harrington seeks to open a dialogue with the viewer around our relationship with nature, our place in the world’s ecosystem and environmental issues. Her collaborators have included Jeff Warburton, Sarah Bouttell, Lee Patterson, Kaffe Matthews, Deborah Bower, Josephine Dickinson and Chris Watson.
In recent years works have developed from residency opportunities and working closely with conservation organisations and scientists, these include; a Leverhulme Trust Artist Residency with Dr Jeff Warburton in the Department of Geography at Durham University, Environment Agency, The North Pennines AONB Partnership, ISIS Arts, Joya:arte + ecologia. Recent exhibitions and commissions include works for; Woodhorn Museum, BALTIC 39, CIRCA Projects, Invisible Dust, VARC and AV Festival. She is currently undertaking a practice led PhD with the University of Northumbria.
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