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Lara Thoms

Lara Thoms

LARA THOMS - Artistic Associate

Lara Thoms is interested in socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art.

Lara was recently commissioned to create a large scale public work ULTIMATE VISION: MONUMENTS TO US with teenagers in a Westfield shopping mall as part of the MCA's C3WEST program.

Her major work ‘The Experts Project’, where she spoke with 150 ‘unofficial experts’ as part of Local Positioning Systems at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Her inter-disciplinary projects have been presented at the Next Wave Festival, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Radial System V, Berlin, Media Arts Asia Pacific Festival, Raumars Finland, and the Australian Centre for Photography.

As an artistic associate with Aphids, in 2012 Lara toured her collaborative project ‘Thrashing Without Looking’ around Australia and is currently developing three new works with the company. She has also undertaken projects with Tin Sheds Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Performance Space.


Photograph: The Experts project 2010. Photo of Lara as Shirl, expert craftswoman.