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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. 

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, Australia, and the UK, notably at ICA Singapore, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Metro Arts. Lau also provides art direction and consultation for Hong Kong music videos and commercials.

簡介 | A B O U T
作品 | W O R K S
相對自身 | Para-selves
Fauna Sous Vide
Simulacra of Self
Status: Absent
Domestic Alloys
簡歷 | C V



Anticipated late 2019               Master of Fine Art – with Distinction

                                                  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


solo exhibitions.

2019                                          Ambivalently Ambitious, Hidden Space, Hong Kong

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



selected group exhibitions.


2020                                           Distil, Hong Kong Arts Center Pao Galleries, Hong Kong

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

2015                                           The Body Politics, London Gallery West, London

2014                                           Fresh Blood Theatre and Arts Festival, Brisbane

sharings, press, and publications.


2019                                          "Symmetry", Creative Mornings Brisbane breakfast lecture.

2018                                          The Conspirator, House Conspiracy, Brisbane.

                                                 "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


honours and awards.


2017                                          Schenberg Art Fellowship – Finalist 

2014 – 2015                              QUT Dean’s List Academic Achievement Award


artist residency.


2018                                           Tropical Lab, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore

2017                                           House Conspiracy, Brisbane 



聯絡 | C O N T A C T
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