Lara Thoms (AU)

Lara Thoms is a queer artist interested in socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art and performance. Her collaborative feminist work Before the Siren with Hannah Gadsby, Snapcat and 500 women from recreational clubs was commissioned for Perth International Arts Festival. Lara worked with child activists and asylum seeker children trapped on Nauru to create We all Know What’s Happening’ with Samara Hersch which has gone on to tour to Theatrespektakle and Nooderzen festivals 2019. Lara was an artistic associate with Aphids since 2012 before taking up the co-directorship. She has also been part of artist collective Field Theory for a decade, creating the site-specific, durational work. Recently she was commissioned to make a course for high school students on socially engaged art for the Museum of Contemporary Art. She is currently based in NYC, USA.

Photo: Bryony Jackson.