© 2018 Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau


Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau is a contemporary artist working with digitally manipulated media and installation. She explores the natural compulsion for social acceptance and personal excellence with reference to Psychoanalysis theories. Adopting an autobiographical approach, she stages an internal dialogue to convey the perplexity of her social identity - an amalgam of her Hong Kong upbringing and Australian education. 

Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau completed her MFA with distinction at RMIT and Hong Kong Art School after receiving her BFA (Visual Arts) at QUT. Her works were selected in the HATCHED: National Graduate Show in Australia. In addition to being featured in international publications including Vice Creator and RealTime, Lau has participated in the Tropical Lab international artist residency, Creative Mornings breakfast lecture and the BrisAsia Festival in Brisbane. Lau has exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia and the UK, notably ICA Singapore, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Metro Arts. Lau also provides art direction and consultation for Hong Kong music videos, concerts and advertisements.

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Anticipated late 2019             Master of Fine Art

                                                   Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)


2016                                          Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) – with Distinction

                                                   Queensland University of Technology

                                                   Semester abroad at University of Westminster, London



2019 (upcoming)                     Untitled solo exhibition, Hidden Space, Hong Kong

2017                                           Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau: Gloom, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane





2019                                           BrisAsia Festival: A Place to Call Home, Public art installation in Brisbane City, Brisbane


2018                                           Disobedient Daughters, Metro Arts, Brisbane

                                                     The Edges and In Between, First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2017                                           Hatched: National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

                                                     The Alloyed Domicile (Open House 04), House Conspiracy, Brisbane

                                                     Rendered: an Analogue Exploration of the Digital, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

                                                     Yonder (Brisbane Street Art Festival), The Tivoli, Brisbane

                                                     Wild Wonders, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

                                                     Primary Arcade, Budd Street Gallery, Melbourne

                                                     The Gaze, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane


2016                                            Now What?, QUT Creative Precincts, Brisbane

                                                     Create A Unique Hong Kong [創。讓香港不一樣], PMQ, Hong Kong

                                                     Vibrant Laneways, King George Square, Brisbane

                                                     Myself Prize 2016, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

                                                     Decks For Change (touring exhibition), Lobrow Gallery, Canberra, Commune Makers, Sydney, Work-shop                                                                 Brisbane, Brisbane, Work-shop Melbourne, Melbourne

                                                     Graphice, The Slingshot Gallery, Brisbane


2015                                            The Body Politics, London Gallery West, London

2014                                            Fresh Blood Theatre and Arts Festival, Brisbane





2018                                             The Conspirator, House Conspiracy, Brisbane.




2018                                            "Challenging the media’s portrayal of Asian women through art & photography"

                                                      Huck Magazine, Cristiana Bedei

2017                                             “Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau: playing out para-selves” (link)

                                                     RealTime, Virginia Baxter


                                                     “How do Australian Art School grads feel about the future?”

                                                     VICE Creators, Katherine Gillespie





2017                                            Schenberg Art Fellowship – Finalist 


2016                                            Myself Prize – Finalist

                                                     BSG 40x40 Art Prize – Honourable Mention

                                                     Decks For Change – Winner

2014 – 2015                             QUT Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award





2018                                            Tropical Lab, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore

2017                                            House Conspiracy, Brisbane 





2017                                            The Gaze, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane – Curator 

                                                     Rendered, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane – Co-curator with Moozhan Kheiri

                                                     Yonder (Brisbane Street Art Festival), The Tivoli, Brisbane – Assistant Curator


2016                                           Create A Unique Hong Kong, PMQ, Hong Kong - Assistant Curator

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