Lauren Conway is an artist who works through drawing to explore the experiences of second level education in Ireland. Selected group exhibitions include High Heart: IADT Rollover shows (2021), Pallas Projects + Studios, cruxx.project(2021), Rathmichael Ring Fort, and Under the seams runs the pain (2020), Ex Club x Ex Lab, Helsinki. Her writings have been published in Bloomers Art Magazine, RHA Young Art Writers Zine, and in the online programme for cruxproject.net. She is currently a member of Ormond Art Studios, Dublin and the Douglas Hyde Student Forum III.
Through the process of drawing Conway seeks to tease out a commonality between collective memories of being a participant within public educational spaces. Her most recent body of work - A Great Public Meeting explores 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.