Sabrina Lauriston

Sabrina Lauriston

  • Artist’s Statement

    In self-portraiture, the artist is both the author and the subject of their work. The capturing of a likeness in self-portraiture holds a very different significance to the conventional portrait. The appearance of our own selves is secondary – the image in the mirror is oftentimes a strange curiosity – as though we are somehow separate from not only our appearance but our actual bodies, to how we may be growing, ageing or changing shape.

    The self-portrait points to this dislocation, this dysmorphic gap – where a likeness is not a means for knowing; rather it becomes a temporal stage for an invisible performance.

    This image offers no confirming details of identity, time and place – an external reality has been suspended, disavowed. This erases the image as evidence and the subject as author, opening a liminal zone between the body and the mind that is momentary, a temporal presence. The uneven join between the body and consciousness is packed with the expansive ooze of the unconscious. A realm of shadows for performances in and above the Real.

  • Biography

    Sabrina Lauriston is a professional photographer with a passion for storytelling. Her first love is film photography, using both medium format and pinhole cameras to create detailed and striking black and white images.
    “You don’t take a picture, you create it, and for me the creation of an image is in the camera, in the instant you press your shutter.”
    – Sabrina Lauriston, 2016

  • Awards

    Awards and Grants

    2021 Regional Arts Development Fund, I Am Woman
    2021 Regional Arts Fund, I Am Woman
    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.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions



    2022 I Am Woman, School of Arts, Bundaberg, QD

    2022 Australia: The Italian Experience, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD.

    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.





    Group Exhibitions



    2021 she/her/hers, Childers Art Space

    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 CastelfalfiFirenze, 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.


    Arts Projects

    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 Trolleyscape, 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.

  • Website

    https://www.plexusgallery.com/sabrinalauriston

Showing all 4 artworks

Sabrina Lauriston

Kneeled
33 x 33 x 3 cm Pin-hole photography. Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag $600.00

Sabrina Lauriston

Untitled I
33 x 33 x 3 cm Pin-hole photography. Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag $600.00

Sabrina Lauriston

Untitled II
33 x 33 x 3 cm Pin-hole photography. Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag $600.00

Sabrina Lauriston

Scream
33 x 33 x 3 cm Pin-hole photography. Digital print on Hahnemühle photo rag $600.00