Laura Harrington

Newcastle & Gateshead

Artist and researcher Laura Harrington makes work that considers the complex relations between humans and landscapes, often through fieldwork, cross-disciplinary research and collaborative working.

Using a variety of methods and media, including filmmaking, installation, drawing, fieldwork and listening, Laura’s practice centres on ‘upstream consciousness’, a framework that connects rivers, peatlands and other upland and mountain ecologies to global currents. Process and interaction are also central to her practice, with research both physically and conceptually embedded in, and significantly informed by, her direct experience with specific landscapes.

Albion Row Studios Unit 32, Morley's Building Albion Row Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1PQ


Laura was awarded a practice-based doctorate at Northumbria University (2022) for research exploring artists’ fieldwork activities to consider new ecological, spatial and material understandings.

She has been supported through a range of international residencies and commissions funded by arts councils, foundations, cultural and academic institutions, regional arts organisations and environmental agencies.

Recent exhibitions, residencies and transdisciplinary research projects include WaterLands/iCASP (Europe/Leeds), ALTER/TSOEG (Switzerland), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, (UK), The NewBridge Project (UK), RADAR, Loughborough University (UK), UGM/EKO8 (Slovenia), MIMA, (UK), UNIDEE/Cittadellarte (Italy), Hangmen Projects (Stockholm), HIAP (Finland), and Invisible Dust (UK).

Skills & Experience

  • Financial skills
  • Project management
  • Technical: photographic / moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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