Lauren Conway works through drawing and installation to explore experiences of second level education in Ireland. Recent exhibitions include A Great Public Meeting, the Dock, 2022, Pallas Projects Periodical Review, PP+S, 2021, The RDS Visual Awards, RHA, 2021 and Karen, Ormond Art Studios 2021. Her writings have been published in Bloomers Art Magazine, 2021 and in the online programme for cruxproject.net, 2020. She is currently a member of Ormond Art Studios, Dublin and the Douglas Hyde Student Forum III. She is also the recipient of the RHA Graduate Studio Award and The DLR/IADT Emerging Artist Bursary.


Through the process of drawing Conway seeks to tease out a commonality between our highly individualised experiences of participating within the collective ethos of public educational spaces. Her most recent body of work - A Great Public Meeting explores the material conditions of empty educational spaces that question and challenge aspirational promises put forward by the state through formal education. The work opens up a space for further connections to be made beyond the educational. Through the use of archival materials, documentation from site visits, and found images from her teenage years.