Laurence Watts (b. 1989, London, UK) is a Photographic Artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
Education

Bachelor of Arts (Photography) (Honours), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2018

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy & English and Cultural Studies), University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 2016

Solo Exhibitions

Looking West, The CornerShop, Sydney, 2022 (forthcoming)

Looking West, Perth Centre for Photography, 2019

Selected Group Exhibitions

Portrait of Humanity, Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, 2021 (forthcoming)
Portrait of Humanity, Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland, 2021
Portrait of Humanity, PHOTO2021 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne, 2021

EZY ART SHOW 2, EzyMart, Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2021

City Limits, One Night Show, Pop-up Gallery, Melbourne, 2019

Just a Handful, Sun Studios, Melbourne, 2018

Masters and Honours Graduate Exhibition, RMIT School of Art, Melbourne, 2018

Ilford CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2018

Keep The Fire Burning, Hillvale Gallery, Melbourne, 2018

Iris Award, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, 2018

Negative Feedback, theprintspace, London, UK, 2017

Iris Award, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, 2016

Prelight, Rear Window Contemporary Gallery, Perth, 2015

Whateverest, Pop-Up Residential Gallery, Fremantle, 2015

Publications

Looking West, 2nd Edition, Uneven Press, Sydney, 2022 (forthcoming)

Portrait of Humanity, Vol 3, Hoxton Mini Press & British Journal of Photography, UK, 2021

Looking West, Self Published, 2019

CCP Salon Feature, Melbourne Milieu, Issue 6, Melbourne, Australia, 2018

Centrefold Feature, Nexus Magazine, Issue 21, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2018

Notes From A Country Town, Feature, Negative Feedback, Issue 01, London, UK, 2017

Awards

Winner, Portrait of Humanity, British Journal of Photography, 2021

Finalist, Iris Award, Perth Centre for Photography, 2018

Finalist, Iris Award, Perth Centre for Photography, 2016


Other Work

Host and Producer, A Glass Darkly, Podcast Series for The Heavy Collective, 2022 (forthcoming)

Host and Producer, Max Pinckers interview with Laurence Watts, Podcast for PHOTO2021 International Festival of Photography, 2021 

Arts Correspondence / Photographer, Perth Culture [dot] com, 2014

Writer / Photographer, Urban Walkabout [dot] com, 2014


Downloads

‘Looking West’ - Performative masculinity in Australian rodeo subculture and the search for the cowboy, 2018, Honours Exegesis, PDF

PhD Research Project Proposal, 2021, PDF


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