Throughout Lara Merret’s practice she has worked with and around the idea of landscape, and describes her work as ‘geographies of space, atmosphere and physicality’. With over twenty years experience exhibiting in commercial and institutional shows, Lara has also received major commissions including the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Bella Room commission, and recently collaborated on a ready-to-wear collection with Australian fashion label Romance was Born. Lara draws the conceptual basis for her colour field paintings from literature, the environment, her Sydney/Gadigal and NSW South Coast/Jerrinja communities, and her activism, and has been an active participant in several community actions designed to use art and culture to advocate for more progressive and immediate policy responses to environmental destruction and the climate crisis.