Dr Alexandra Lawson


Dr Alexandra Lawson
NameDr Alexandra Lawson
Email Addressalexandra.lawson@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Visual Arts Theory)
QualificationsBVisArt USQ, BCA(Hons) USQ, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Humanities and Communication
School of Creative Arts
AffiliationsCentre for Applied Climate Sciences
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Biography

Dr Alexandra Lawson is based in Toowoomba, Queensland where she completed her PhD at UniSQ in visual art in 2015 on participation in art. At the time she co-owned an artist-run gallery named RAYGUN PROJECTS (www.raygunlab.org). Since 2016 she has worked as an art curator and agent/dealer via her gallery ALG (www.alexandralawsongallery.com). In 2018 Lawson worked with the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery to facilitate international and local artists producing art exhibitions, lectures and experiences through a project, ‘The Regions’. In 2020 she set up a gallery and Artists Studio at Walton Stores in the Toowoomba CBD as a part of the Toowoomba Regional Council’s ‘Creative CBD,’ working with Renew Australia, which facilitates arts businesses revitalising regional CBDs. Lawson continues to work with artists to curate and present exhibitions, often writing the essays to accompany these. Most recently Lawson lectures and has been developing new courses for Visual Arts within the School of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
LecturerUniSQ20212023

Fields of Research

  • 360101. Art criticism
  • 360103. Art theory
  • 360104. Visual cultures
BVisArt
USQ
2010
BCA(Hons)
USQ
2011
PhD
USQ
2015

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The Temporality of NatureAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021

As Within

Lawson, Alexandra, Usher, Monica and Laurence, Clairy. 2021. As Within. Brisbane, Australia 02 - 07 Nov 2021

Below the Surface

Johnson, Rhi, Usher, Monica and Lawson, Alexandra. 2021. Below the Surface. Toowoomba, Qld 02 - 24 Jul 2021

outLAND

Lawson, Alexandra, McLean, Tarn, Roberts, Jude, Toowoomba Regional Council, Walton Stores and Renew Australia. 2021. outLAND. Toowoomba, Australia 07 - 31 May 2021

Love Lies Bleeding

Lawson, Alexandra, Shafran, Tiffany, Ryan, Sarah, Toowoomba Regional Council, Walton Stores, Renew Australia and Zev's Bistro. 2021. Love Lies Bleeding. Toowoomba, Australia 09 Apr - 05 May 2021

Object Studies

Lawson, Alexandra, Jenkins, Kyle, Berghofer, Peta, Toowoomba Regional Council, Walton Stores, Renew Australia and Zev's Bistro. 2021. Object Studies. Toowoomba, Australia 06 Mar - 09 Apr 2021

Different paths I have taken that remind me where I am

Lawson, Alexandra, French, Hayley Megan, Odlum, Nadia, Toowoomba Regional Council, Walton Stores, Renew Australia and Zev's Bistro. 2021. Different paths I have taken that remind me where I am. Toowoomba, Australia 16 Jan - 04 Mar 2021

RAYGUN Projects 2011-2019

Lawson, Alexandra and McLean, Tarn. 2020. RAYGUN Projects 2011-2019. Copenhagen, Denmark 08 - 10 May 2014

RAYGUN Projects: 2011-2019

Jenkins, Kyle, McLean, Tarn and Lawson, Alexandra. 2020. RAYGUN Projects: 2011-2019.

Satellites

Lawson, Alexandra, Berghofer, Peta, Jenkins, Kyle, Johnson, Rhi, McLean, Tarn, French, Hayley Megan, Parker, Catherine, Pottinger, Sandy, Roberts, Jude, Ryan, Sarah, Shafran, Tiffany, Spurrier, Stephen, Usher, David and Usher, Monica. 2020. Satellites. Toowoomba, Queensland 09 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021

Magnificent monsters: a place for the social artist in visual art

Lawson, Alexandra. 2015. Magnificent monsters: a place for the social artist in visual art. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.

Peripheral Psychosis

Spurrier, Stephen and Lawson, Alexandra. 2012. Peripheral Psychosis. Fremantle, Australia 22 Sep - 08 Dec 2012