Found By Laura Exhibition at Books Kinokuniya

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Posted 2018-08-05 by Jade Jacksonfollow

Thu 09 Aug 2018 - Mon 20 Aug 2018

Found By Laura offers up her latest unique finds at the Japanese book and stationery store, Books Kinokuniya, located on the second floor of Galleries Victoria, on George St.

Laura is a collector of handwritten notes. Unapologetically dumped by their creators, forgotten about and left to the elements, to drift in the winds, scattered amongst rubbish - until they miraculously ended up in her path. Picked up, framed, exhibited and shared with the world.

The notes are intriguing because behind every one, lies a story. The life of a stranger we know little about, apart from a brief note, written haphazardly, perhaps in anger, love or hunger. Yet there's also a connection we feel because the stories are all relatable.

A detailed description of each note's location is included, which builds an image of particular areas where notes have been found and those that live there.

Each find is framed, in a painstaking process that involves Laura digging through secondhand shops to find a matching frame for each note!

The new exhibition is categorised, including:
>Love notes
>Parking 'suggestions'
>Secret and intimate thoughts
>An 'adults only' section
>Notes found by fans around the world (including a beautiful love note, found by me, in a secondhand copy of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with an incredible serendipitous backstory).

Since visiting the first Found By Laura Exhibition in 2017 , I've stumbled upon several notes, including an Indian recipe and shopping list, at an art exhibition in Melbourne. Another featured a packing list and appointment times, found at the end of my street.

it's easy to see how it could become an obsession. Not just from the excitement and intrigue of finding a note, but the curiosity about who wrote it and what purpose it served to them. Now whenever I drive along the motorway, all I see is potential notes, discarded by the side of the road.

Until you find your own note, there is limited edition merchandise for sale (which directly supports the artist) including cards, tote bags, and a book, which is a collection of notes found over many years.

What began with a shopping list, Found By Laura on the ground of her local supermarket, 13 years ago, has now become suitcases full of stories by strangers.

This latest Found By Laura exhibition, includes her most recent finds. It's free and runs from: Thursday 9th August until Monday 20th August 2018 at:

Books Kinokuniya
Galleries Victoria (opposite the QVB),
Level 2,
500 George St Sydney
PH: 02 9262-7996

The exhibition is open:**
  • Monday to Wednesday 10am to 7pm
  • Thursday 10am to 9pm
  • Friday 10am to 7pm
  • Saturday 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday 11am to 6pm**

  • Meet the artist at this new exhibition of love notes, angry parking notes, and other displays of human passion, which makes a perfect lunchtime escape, or after work art-fix.

    You can read a detailed review of 2017's Found By Laura exhibit, here .

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