Louise Flaherty is an artist and arts worker based in Adelaide. She studied Visual Arts at the South Australian School of Art, receiving first class Honours. Her current practice is informed by quiet reflection on the natural environment around her. She uses varied range of media including drawing, installation and ceramics as well as experience facilitating community projects. Louise has had extensive experience working with community in facilitating and managing community driven art projects mainly while living in Tennant Creek, NT. She was a Founding Director of Downtown Arts Space, and has worked at the South Australian School of Art and as the Arts Program Manager at Barkly Regional Arts in the Northern Territory. She has exhibited at Sauerbier House, the Mill, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Artroom5 and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Louise has just finished a 3-month residency at Sauerbier House Cultural Exchange, Port Noarlunga, developing artworks in response to Port Noarlunga native flora. In 2018 Louise undertook a 10-week exhibition residency at The Mill in the Adelaide CBD, focusing on researching local native plants that grew in the Adelaide CBD area. In 2018 Louise also undertook a Guildhouse LimberUp mentorship with artist Laura Wills, focusing on community engagement and participatory practice. She is a studio resident at the Mill and in 2019 has an upcoming residency at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.