Lauren Carroll Harris is a PhD candidate, writer and artist in Sydney.


Author of ‘Not at a Cinema Near You: Australia’s Film Distribution Problem’, Platform Papers, Currency House: Sydney, 2013.
Work in Guardian Australia, Indiewire, Meanjin, Overland online, Metro, Documentary, The Conversation, Adbusters, The Big Issue, Real Time Arts, Junkee, Time Out Sydney, World Directory of Cinema: Australia New Zealand and All The Best radio.
Contributing editor of Metro.
Seen and heard talking film on ABC24’s The Mix, Movieland on ABC LocalFBI 94.5’s Picture Show.
Worked with Underbelly Arts Festival 2013, National Young Writers Festival 2013, Australian Directors Guild conference 2013 and Kudos Gallery.
Jury member, Sydney Underground Film Festival, 2014.
Member of 68th Locarno Film Festival Critics’ Academy, 2015.

Cited in:

“Radically re-thinking film distribution,” Review of ‘Not at a Cinema Near You’, Tina Kaufman, Real Time Arts #118, December 2013
“Making and distributing from the grassroots up,”
Response to ‘Not at a Cinema Near You’, Dan Edwards, Real Time Arts #118, December 2013
“Trackside carnival, Aussie flicks and the box office bogey,”
 ABC Radio National The List, 8 November, 2013
“Renewed calls to shake up release windows,”
 If.com.au, 8 November, 2013.
“The real reason Australian films flop,”
 ABC Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly, 8 November, 2013
“Ian Robertson: plants his own flag in the taxation sands,” Screen Hub, 8 November 2013
“Cinemas give Australian movie releases the flick,” SMH, 2 November, 2013
“The price of admission: ticketing strategies for Oz films,” SBS Online, 1 November, 2013
“Bespoke movies resist cinema’s curtain call,” The Australian, 30 October, 2013
“The challenge of distribution put under the microscope,” SMH, 23 October, 2013
“The case for a new distribution model,” If.com.au, 23 October, 2013

Brief CV

2013 – UNSW – PhD candidate
2007-2012 – UNSW – Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons 1. Film Studies)

Editorial contributions
2015 – Studies in Australasian Cinema, Issue 9.1, Distribution special edition, co-editor

Art Residencies
2013 – Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Cumnock NSW
2011-2012 – Seventh Gallery Summer Residency, Melbourne
2011 – BigCi, Bilpin NSW
2011 – The Green House, Fowlers’ Gap, Broken Hill

Solo/duo shows
2013 – Into Thin Air, Archive Space, Sydney, June with Hannah Carroll Harris
2012 – New Ruins, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, January & The Tate, Sydney, June
2011 – The Free Market, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, May-June

2013-14 – Co-director, Archive Space (PR, writing)
2013 – Online content co-ordinator, Underbelly Arts Festival
2012-13 – Senior Arts Writer, Concrete Playground
2011 – Intern and management committee member, Kudos Gallery

Art citations
2013 – ‘Into Thin Air’, David Greenhalgh, catalogue essay
2013 – ‘Interview: Into Thin Air’, FBi Flog, Jessica Hamilton
2012 – ‘Inter-Harris, Inter-Nordin, Inter-view’, Co-Respond, David Wlaszlo, p.68-74
2011 – ‘The Free Market’, What’s On, Sydney Morning Herald, May
2011 – ‘The Free Market’, Value episode of All The Best, FBi Radio 94.5


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