Personal details

Laura Vecmane (b. 1982 Latvia)
Currently residing in Maleny, QLD Australia

Education/Art Studies

Ephemeral Art Masterclass/Floating Land biennial, mentor Leonie Barton, 2019

Ephemeral Art Intensive “Collaborations With Nature”, mentor Shona Wilson, 2018

The Art Academy of Latvia, Master Of Fine Art/Painting, 2012
Vraa Hojskole, Analogue Photography Course, Denmark, 2009

The Art Academy of Latvia, Bachelor Of Fine Art/Painting, 2008
University of Castilia la Mancha, Faculty of Fine Arts, Spain, 2006 - 2007
The Christian Academy of Latvia, Altarpieces, Icons, Graphic Art, 2002 - 2004

Solo Exhibitions

2019 June - Artist Of The Month, Montville Art Gallery, Montville, QLD

2017 “Inspirations” Lift Gallery, Maleny, QLD
2016 “Heart Space” Forest Art Collective Gallery, Maleny, QLD
2016 “Portrait of Rain” Marketplace Cafe, Maleny, QLD

2016 “Spirit of Timelessness” Marketplace Cafe, Maleny, QLD
2009 “Journey” Vraa Hojskole Art Hall, Denmark
2008 “Postcards and Deja - Vous” Latvian Society House, Sydney, NSW

2006 “From Poetry” Talsi District Museum, Talsi, Latvia

Group Exhibitions

2019 “Elemental” Graydon Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2019 “Ephemeral Art Trail” Floating Land biennial, Noosa, QLD
2019 “Sculpture on The Edge” Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, QLD
2019 “Compassion Exhibition”, Nambour Old Ambulance Gallery, Sunshine Coast, QLD 2018 “Unframed” Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, QLD
2018 “Sculpture On The Edge” Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, QLD
2018 Group show, Razorback Collective Gallery, Montville, QLD
2017 “Sculpture on The Edge” Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny, QLD
2017 “Maleny By Night” Palette Life Garden Cafe, Maleny, QLD

2017 “Forest Art Trail” Horizon Festival, Obi-Obi Board walk, Maleny QLD

2016 “L A L C” finalist exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, QLD

2015 “Portrait in Mosaic” UpFront Club, Maleny, QLD
2014 “Mosaic Dawn” UpFront Club, Maleny, QLD
2013 “Latvian Art comes to Scotland” Hema Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
2012 “Graduation” 12 Star Gallery, London, England
2012 “Connection” Museum of Talsi District, Talsi, Latvia
2009 “Unbearable Freedom” Art Garden Gallery, Riga,Latvia
2009 “European Cities in Paintings by Latvian artists” Brussels, Belgium
2009 “Man in My Life” Art Academy Of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2008 “Riga - Nurnberg” The Art Academy of Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

2008 “Art Help’s” Riga, Latvia
2008 “The World’s Biggest Choir” UNESCO, Paris, France

Awards and prizes

2019 Runner up, “Sculpture on the Edge”
2018 Overall winner, “Sculpture on the Edge”
2017 Finalist, “Obi Obi Art Prize”
2016 Finalist, “Local Artist Local Content”
2008 Best Bachelor Diploma work in Art Academy of Latvia, “Vilhelm Purvitis Painting Award”
2008 Overall winner, “Albert Foundation Grand Prix in Painting”


2018 RADF grant, Arts Queensland, “Mentorship In Mosaic Artistry”

2017 RADF grant, Arts Queensland, “Forest Art Trail project”


Roxanne Maccarty-O’Kane “Call Of The Wild”, Salt Magazine/Winter 2019, p112-115

Laura Vecmane, “Latvia leads to Sculpture On The Edge”, Hinterland Times/August 2017 p4-5