Associated Exhibitions


We occupy a lovely cabinet at Freshfields, 65 Fleet Street, where we showcase a changing selection of CAA members workÖ

'Untitled (Lichen)'

'Haeckel I' detail


The minutia of the natural world is central to Laura Youngson-Collís work, much of which considers ways in which we order and simulate the natural world in an attempt to understand its complexities. The texture, palette and material qualities of leather and vellum are used to convey the nuances of this world. Techniques of on-laying, paring and manipulating saturated leather are utilised, disengaged from their familiar function within book binding, and surprisingly employed within her intricate sculptural works. 

Lauraís work is designed to question assumptions about the aesthetic of leather and also to provoke a closer look and articulate the often overlooked details of the environments we inhabit. Initially trained as a sculptor and installation artist, Laura has worked with bookbinders and leatherworkers for many years, learning traditional techniques and taking these skills back into her sculptural work.

Laura was born in County Durham in1978. She has an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London (2002-4) and completed her BA (Hons) in Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee (1998-2001). She was for 10 years a leather and vellum specialist at Rooks Books Ltd., London.

Laura was the winner of the prestigious Perrier-JouŽt Arts Salon Prize 2014, and the exhibition was hosted at CAA. She is now a member and showing work here one year on from the prize show.

For further information on Laura click here.

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