Kim Lawlerʼs artistic practice in photography and digital media has focused predominantly on the Kimberley Region since 1995. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1991. Her solo exhibitions include: 2009 ʻBetween Linesʼ fourtyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne; 2003 Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2002 First Site Gallery, Melbourne.
In 2009, Kim was a finalist in the Corangamarah Art Prize, Victoria. In 2000, she was awarded the Kimberley Art Award for Photography, Broome, Western Australia and in 1998 she was a finalist in the Photo Technica Award, Picture Perfect: New Australian Photo Artists of the Year 1998, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Kim Lawlerʼs most recent digital media work was created for the Singapore theatre production ʻPast Caringʼ, where she collaborated with The Necessary Stage, Singapore and Tony Yap Dance Company, Melbourne in 2008-9. Kim was also ExperimentaLABʼs Creative Producer of Landscape and Memory Balgo Aboriginal Community, Western Australia between 2005-8. During this time she was based at Experimenta Media Arts, Victoria. The projected was exhibited in Balgo Aboriginal Community in 2008 and received generous support from Australia Council for the Arts. Kim produced digital media projects in Balgo and the broader Kutjungka region, collaborating with community members for over five years. In 2007 Kim was the Creative Producer of the Young Women Talk – 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Womenʼs Stories, a digital media project that highlights 16 diverse stories from young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women from across Australia, commissioned by Security4Women on behalf of the Australian Government Office for Women. Kim was the digital media artist for the Horsham Regional Arts Festival in conjunction with Ausdance Australian Youth Dance Festival, 2006. In 2003-4 she worked in the Kimberley region of Western Australia as Relief Art Centre Manager and Art Centre Assistant at both Warmun Art Centre, Turkey Creek, and Warlayirti Artists, Balgo. Kim has also been a lecturer in the Fine Art Photography Department at RMIT University since 2008.
Kim has been in over 30 group exhibitions since 1995. Her work is in the following Public Collections: Taiji City Council, Wakayama Province, Japan; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Art Collection as well as various Private Collections in Australia, Japan and Europe.
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