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ArtKeeper 2024: Lachlan Woods

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ArtKeeper 2024: Lachlan Woods

Lachlan is an actor, theatre maker and photographer.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. He most recently played Draco Malfoy in the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. His other credits span more than a decade across television, film and mainstage theatre. He was previously an artistic associate of the award winning physical theatre ensemble OpticNerve Performance Group. In 2015, Lachlan was granted the opportunity through the Ian Potter Cultural Trust to undertake training with renowned Shakespeare and voice educator Kristin Linklater at her centre in Orkney, Scotland. He's also been privileged to train under Larry Moss and Patsy Rodenburg.

As a photographer, Lachlan trained at Photography Studies College. His photography practice centres on portraiture and the private moments, preparation and ritual that precede performance.

Lachlan is our first every Storyteller-in-Residence within the ArtKeeper program. This will see him uncover and tell the stories from behind the scenes of ArtKeeper, in tandem with pursuing his own artist-led project.

#The project

During his time in the ArtKeeper program, Lachlan will pursue a photographic series exploring the unique personalities and materiality of the Gold Coast through environmental portraiture. 

His approach to photography is built around familiarity and immersion, becoming intimate with his subjects and their environment and being granted access to spaces often considered private, secret and even mythic. He's interested in adapting this mindful documentary approach to the urban environment and couching his portraits within the unique corporality of the Gold Coast.


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