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Lauren McLaughlin | Smokey the Bear


Smokey the Bear | Lauren McLaughlin (b. 1984, Edinburgh)

29cm x 21cm (11.5" x 8"), collage on paper

About the artist

Lauren McLaughlin (b1984) is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and activist based in
Edinburgh. Working mainly in collage, neon and text-based installation, her studio practice is concerned with representing the undervalued and invisible labour carried out by women and mothers, and drawing attention to societal inequalities from a Feminist perspective. She is also the founder of Spilt Milk Gallery CIC; a social enterprise based in Scotland whose mission is to promote the work of artists who are mothers, and to empower mothers in her community through artist-led creative activity.
McLaughlin graduated in 2012 with BA (Hons) Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art London and is currently studying MA in Applied Arts and Social Practice at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. McLaughlin’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and USA. Recent exhibitions include; Schwitters Army at Mertz Gallery (2020), Leith Late’s Glow Art Trail (2019), Scotland’s Maternity and Midwifery Festival (2019), Filia Women’s Art Showcase and Womanhouse Revisited, London (2018). Her work is held in public collections including the Birth Rites Collection at King’s College London and Schwitters Army International Collage Collection. 

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