Laura Forrester

2024 Award Winner

“Receiving the JL Micro-Bursary will truly be a gift that keeps giving! With this support, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of engaging and inclusive public programs at the upcoming Capital Art Sale. With this funding, we will offer exciting public workshops where participants from all backgrounds can unleash their creativity. Thank you for helping me make this event a vibrant celebration of art and community! I am deeply honored to be given this opportunity.”

Laura Forrester is a multidisciplinary artist based in Fredericton, NB. She has been working professionally in the arts for many years, and her experience ranges from her private painting practice to incorporating arts businesses like the Capital Art Sale and the Grassroots Gallery. Her passion is creating a vibrant arts community by establishing opportunities for fellow artists and collaborating with other organizations and community groups.

Laura has a diverse personal art practice that includes painting and public art projects. She works out of her Queen Street studio, where you can find her when she is not working off-site on public art. Laura has created many large-scale commissioned murals in Fredericton and around the Maritimes. Laura recently completed an Artist Residency at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and an exhibition at the Craig Gallery in Halifax, NS. She holds an Interdisciplinary Honours Degree in Visual Arts and has experience as a Teacher’s Assistant and leading various workshops. Laura is a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Grant. She recently completed a large mural at Hanwell Park Academy that the NB Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage commissioned.