About

Louise Allerton is a Western Australian artist/photographer. A graduate of the National Art School, her work displays a deep engagement with Western Australian landscapes and people. For over 20 years she has lived and worked with indigenous artists in remote communities, which has profoundly shaped her relationship to land, community and culture. Much of her work explores the human dimensions to the environment and the visceral energy of place.

She has been a finalist in a number of awards including the National Photographic Portrait Prize (2013), Head On (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), the Citigroup Photographic Awards (2004), the Iris Award (2004), the Ulrick Schubert Award (2012), the Olive Cotton Award (2005, 2015), and the Great Southern Art Award (2010).

In late 2015 she won Arts WA funding for a mentorship culminating in an exhibition of mixed media and viewer responsive a/v installation works ‘This Visceral Landscape’ at Vancouver Arts Centre, August/September 2016. Other recent projects include MIX Artists ‘Square’ (Perth International Arts Festival), the ‘Human Rooms’ installation project (Albany), Sheffer Gallery (Sydney) and artist in residence at Inveresk, Tasmanian College of the Arts.