GUEST SPEAKER - Cassandra Hard Lawrie

"Incandescent" Group Exhibition
Curated by Tracy Stirzaker
OPENING EVENT: Saturday 20 April 5-7pm.
Cassandra Hard Lawrie is the Curator & Visual Arts Coordinator at Willoughby City Council. She has been with Willoughby City Council for seven years, coordinating their Visual Arts branch, managing the Incinerator Art Space and Art Space on The Concourse.
She curates and administers an annual program of exhibitions and events, working with high calibre artists and creative professionals to produce exhibitions such as Grit!, exploring sport and endurance as a motif for contemporary art, Flame Seed, re-imaging the old furnace door of the Incinerator Art Space as a portal to ‘other worlds’ and a solo exhibition by Wade Marynowsky titled Algorithmic Pareidolia.
At Art Space on The Concourse, she has curated an exhibition for Vivid Ideas exploring the impact of technology on abstract art called Future Abstract as part of the Vivid Sydney, Chatswood precinct. She has produced exhibitions for the Sydney Comedy Festival—including Shaping Wit which explored humour and irony in contemporary art. Last year, she curated a solo exhibition by the artist duo Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro entitled Persistence of Vision; The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.
Prior to her role at Willoughby City Council, Cassandra has been the curator of temporary public art exhibitions such as HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures, In Situ and Sculpture in the Vineyards. Also a practicing artist, Cassandra has exhibited at the Tin Sheds, Incinerator Art Space, UWS Gallery, SCA Galleries, Penrith Regional Gallery, Government House and La Perouse Museum. Her work is currently on exhibition as part of the Women (seen) exhibition at the Margaret Whitlam Galleries at the Whitlam Institute.
Image: Portrait of Cassandra Hard Lawrie
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