News | Laura Stitzel
Laura is an award-winning independent artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is seen on television, games, album covers and commercials.
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Street art in Melbourne

Last week I visited my home town of Melbourne, Australia, and left a few things behind.


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Work with the Mission Project

I was recently asked to create some illustrations for the fabulous Toronto production, Visitations at the Drake Hotel created by The Mission Project. The performance is a multi-layered interactive performance with mysteries that expand to the online space.  I created these sample pages from the gruesome picture book, ‘The Enchantment of Wiggles’.  It was an honour to create part of this creepy world.

Words by Niki Chaplin.


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Hated by birds

Here’s a recent piece I recently sold at By the Pound . The phrase ‘Though I am hated by all birds, I nevertheless rather enjoy that’ comes from a 16th Century Hungarian shield that is on display at the Met in New York. I thought the phrase was so strange and wonderful, it inspired this piece. I wonder what the birds had against that Hungarian.  This piece is made using ink transfer, and the wood was laser cut to the shape of my illustrations.


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The 5 Minute Project

The 5 Minute Project asked for artists to draw portraits drawn in just five minutes.. I scribbled out this one of my newest roommate, Marvin. Five minutes sure goes fast. Check out all the quick and dirty (and stunning) portraits here.






More monster mischeif

Happy new year!  This little boy and his monster roommate have been up to some more adventures over the holidays.  My latest creation –  set of four prints.


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Avant Card

If you are Australian, and if you are inclined to sip a latte now and then, you are no doubt familiar with Avant Card, the free postcards that are in those little stands in restaurants and cafes. Recently Avant Card asked me to create a card just for them. The cards are in print right now, so look out for them on those little stands. Alternatively, you can send it as an e-card, here.





Canadian Screen award nomination

A new project I worked on for Chocolate Liberation Front in Toronto has been nominated a Canadian Screen Award for Best Cross-Platform Project! This project is a companion to Titanic, the Julian Fellowes miniseries . I was the lead designer on the project, and also created backgrounds for the experience and illustrated portraits of some of the passengers. You can view the site here, and the app is available on iTunes.





By the Pound Exhibition

I’ve got a few pieces in this fun new exhibition at Goodfellas Gallery in Toronto, where the art is sold by weight. I’m told it costs $100 per pound. My pieces are on pine and birch, so I’ll be curious to see how much they cost. It’s a great idea.  The opening is on December 06, details here. Hope to see you there!


There was a little story about it on Global TV this week, watch it here.



Upcoming Exhibition – ‘Home’

Before you go home for Christmas, come to ‘Home’! Another warm and cosy art show at the gorgeous Elephant Shoes in Toronto, featuring seven new works from me as well as a great big red room full of amazing work by very talented Canadian artists. From December 1st.