About Sabrina Lauriston
My story begins in Italy where I was born and later studied painting and photography at the Institute of Art in Sienna. When I moved to Australia in 2007, a new chapter began for me as I started a family and struggled with learning a new language and culture all at once. Art, which had always been a major part of my life, called out to me as both a creative outlet and a source of comfort.
I left behind my film camera and started using my first DSLR camera and did a traineeship with a professional photographer. Slowly I acquired more expertise and eventually began freelancing. I currently specialise in portraiture of any kind, from simple headshots to full wedding parties and have all the equipment necessary for commercial jobs from corporate events to real estate.
My clients and collaborators include multiple private companies, Bundaberg Council, Creative Region, Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre and the Bundaberg Community Development Office. I continue to showcase my art with solo exhibitions of my work regionally.
some of my past work
2021, In the shed, an art project in collaboration with Creative Region and ABC wide bay Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Bundaberg QLD
2021, Make Hervey Bay Home, a multi-cultural arts project in collaboration with the Hervey Bay Neighbour Centre. Hervey Bay Neighbour Centre QLD
2019, Ego, Limonaia at Tribunale di Siena, Italy
2018, Foreign Land, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Beaudesert, QLD
2018, Ego, Galleria Lombardi Arte , Siena Italy
2018, Ego, Cross Gallery Bundaberg QLD
2018, Ego, Gataker’s Art Space, Maryborough, QLD
2017, Foreign Land, Gallery 107, Dalby, QLD
2017, Foreign Land, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD.
2015, Foreign Land, Childers Arts Space, Childers QLD.
2013, A Life Behind, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane QLD.
2013, A Life Behind, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD.
2020, Found! Studio Dog, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg QLD.
2020, The Twenties: One Hundred Years of Inspiration, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, QLD.
2019, Giallo Napoli Galleria Nuvole Volanti Castelfalfi Firenze, Italy
2019, KoSi Complesso San Marco Siena, Italy
2019, Here and Now, Childers Arts Space, Childers QLD.
2018, Iconic Queensland 2018, touring exhibition to: USQ Artsworx Toowoomba, TYTO Regional Gallery Ingham, Emerald Regional Gallery, Jan Eckford Centre Julia Creek, Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery, Childers Art Space and Warwick Art Gallery.
2016, #Tag and Release, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD.
2016, #Tag and Release, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD.
2021, photographic presentation and public lecture in collaboration with curator Trudie Leigo, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Bundaberg, QLD.
2020, In the shed, an art project in collaboration with Creative Region and ABC wide bay
2019-2021, Make Hervey Bay Home, a multi-cultural arts project in collaboration with the Hervey Bay Neighbour Centre. Developing a photographic exhibition and publication.
2018-2019, Australia: The Italian Experience
2019, Trolleyscapes, public art installation in collaboration with artist Raymon Singleton, CRUSH Festival, Bundaberg, QLD.
2014, Collectomania, portrait photography for an exhibition about collectors, and the objects they collect, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD.
Awards and Grants
2019, Regional Arts Development Fund, Professional Development to undertake an Artist In Residence program at Freemantle Arts Centre.
2018, Regional Arts Fund, Australia: The Italian Experience.
2018, Queensland Regional Arts Award, selected for the touring exhibition Iconic Queensland.
2017, Regional Arts Development Fund, Australia: The Italian Experience.
2015, Fremantle Portrait Prize, Freemantle, WA – Semi Finalist.
2014, Regional Arts Development Fund, Foreign Land.
2013, Fremantle Portrait Prize, Freemantle, WA – Semi Finalist.
Artist in Residency
2020, Fremantle Art Centre
2019, Fremantle Art Centre