Laura Daly is a multi-award-winning artist who creates site specific and site related artworks that range significantly in scale. She exhumes the past and teases out fragments of the forgotten using a variety of media, including sound, drawings, mapping, video and material objects. This archaeology of lost time is rooted in in-depth research, where evidence, trace or suggestion generate a haunted exposition of our surroundings. Local stories and people also contribute. Fusing together history, memory, myth and story, Daly’s immersive artworks capture a particular kind of longing that resides within the threshold of absence (known as saudade in Portuguese and hiraeth in Welsh).
Previous commissions and residencies include The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust; Comma Press, Manchester; Metal, Southend and ArtSway, New Forest. Exhibitions include Agency (Eagle Gallery London, 2018); The Engine Room (Morley Gallery, London, 2017 & 2018); Overdue Synchronicity/Sincronicidad Vencida (La Tallera Gallery, Mexico and the Royal College of Art, London, 2013); Open Minds (ASC Gallery London, 2011); Space-Time-Matter (Manchester Central Library, 2008; Margate Rocks (Margate Arts Festival, 2008); Reveal (Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, 2006); Lens Based Open (Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2005); In Media (APT Gallery, London, 2005); Re: Thinking Time (Peterborough Museum of Art, 2004); Trail (ArtSway, New Forest, 2004); Sleeping (Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, 2001); Hide and Seek (Lethaby Gallery, UAL London, 2001); Prizes: Winner of New Contemporaries, 1993/94 and Winner of The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition, 2017. MA: Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London. BA: The Slade School of Art, University College London.