Image: Laura Wills, You and Me, 2017, 84 x 60 cm, pigment ink on rag paper
2 December 2019 – 27 February 2020
Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of innovation. Since 2018 the UniSA Business School has partnered with Guildhouse to present works by contemporary South Australian visual artists to encourage reflection and inspire new ideas.
Planting Plans is a selection of recent map drawings by Laura Wills. The works reference plant properties and botanical drawings, and explore food diversity and food plant relationships. Wills is motivated by the idea of growing your own produce, and the universal need for healthy, safe and affordable food. Some works reflect concern and unease with our relationship to nature and the environment, and hope to rebuild relationships by portraying the ways in which we are interconnected.
To view Planting Plans, head to the Yungondi Building, UniSA City West Campus.
Laura Wills is an Adelaide based visual artist with a multidisciplinary practice. She has an interest in collaboration, and utilises found materials to respond to social and environmental themes.
In 2018 she was awarded the Fleurieu Art Prize and the National Works on Paper Prize for her collaborative work with James Tylor. In 2019 Laura was SALA artist in resident at Flinders Medical Centre with Elizabeth Close and project artist for DreamBIG Festival delivering animation workshops at Northfield Primary School. She is currently working with Adelaide Hills, City of Onkaparinga, and Adelaide City Council on several public art projects with William Cheesman, and is a finalist in the Prospect Portrait Prize.
Laura is represented by Hill Smith Gallery Adelaide and works from Central Studios in Kent Town.