Lachlan Herd (b.1992) is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Sydney, Australia. Lachlan’s practice is site oriented, developing through an observational research of place that is focused on the examination of visual and cultural structures. In observation of these sites, Lachlan experiments with the tensions and intimacies existing between individuals and their environments to explore changing human relationships to the nonhuman world.
Expressing a fascination with forms of natural phenomena both sinister and seductive, Lachlan strives to present new experiences of existing adjacent to and within the nonhuman world; an experimental process which creates diverse results both practical and mythological. These works may take the shape of an algal bloom, a misty entity, a tranquil meditation, a laboratory of cryptozoology.
Lachlan is also one part of the artist trio 110%. 110% create performance and video installations that develop from a shared interest in playing with amateur choreographies of bodies in space; the value of artistic labour; and the dynamics of hosting. Previous works have investigated competitive cultures of positive thinking; links between art appreciation and the pursuit of leisure; and tested the impact of long distance separation on collaborative practice and motivation. Together the group often stage interventions that play with the presentational structure of art events in festival, fair and gallery contexts.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, COFA, Sydney.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), UNSWAAD, Sydney.
Making Way, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
Sentinel, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
Selected Group Exhibitions
-Kudos Prize, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
-After the Mayans, Kudos Gallery and COFAspace, Paddington
-Getting Going, 107 Projects, Redfern ^
- Young Artists Initiatve, M contemporary, Sydney.
-One Day Show, Espacio de Creación Contemporánea (ECCO), Cadiz, Spain.
-Archive Space Annual Fundraiser, Archive Space, Sydney. ^
-Positive Returns Archive Space, Sydney^
-FirstDraft Annual Fundraiser, FirstDraft Gallery, Sydney^
-Do Something/Do Nothing The Corner Cooperative, Sydney^
-A Summit Wouldn't Do Without You (dreaming the dream) Firstdraft, Sydney^
-A Summit Wouldn't Do Without You (training is the essence of transformation) Bus Projects, Sydney^
-Underbelly Arts Festival 2013, Cockatoo Island, Sydney^
-FBI turns 10, Carriageworks, Sydney^
-The Rocks Village Bizarre, Sydney ^
-NightTime: Talent Quest, Performance Space event at Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst, Sydney.^
-Underbelly Arts Festival 2015 Cockatoo Island, Sydney^
-MCA Artbar 'Futures' Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney^
-Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 'Performance Contemporary' Carriageworks, Sydney^
- Soapbox Performance Space, Sydney^
-The National Experimental Arts Forum, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia, Perth^
-Creative Research into New Experimental Arts Practices (CRINGE) University of Western Australia, Perth^
Residencies and Studio Courses
-The Green House Residency, Fowler’s Gap Remote Research Station, Far Western NSW
-Porosity Studio, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
-October Artist in Residence with Linea De Costa, Cadiz, Spain
-March Artist in Residence with the Finnish Studio Artists' Foundation, Helsinki
-Biofoundry Artist in Residence, ATP Innovations, Sydney
^ Indicates projects as 110%