Swiss/Australian artist Laura Badertscher is a figurative painter with a focus on portraiture. Her most recent paintings are based on imagery sourced from naturist magazines which aim to reveal the norms and conventions of the nude in art and popular culture. These works address the history of the nude in art, the nude versus the naked and the issue of the male gaze, combining high art materials and ideas with lowbrow imagery

Swiss-born Laura Badertscher completed her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney in 2018. She lives and works in Zurich.

up-coming Exhibitions

June 26 to July 31 2021 ‘(re)arrangements’, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

Past Exhibitions


26 & 27 Feb 2020 ‘Fresh From Zurich’, Kulturhaus Helferei, Zurich

3 Nov 2019 –  1 June 2020 Badekult. Von der Kur zum Lifestyle, Historisches Museum Baden, Baden


2 – 21 December 2019, The Blooming Christmas Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

22 Nov – 15 Dec 2019, Group Show at ArtShowRoom Q37, Rheinfelden

5 Nov 2019 – 27 Nov 2019  From Switzerland With Love (Solo Show), Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

3 – 6 Oct 2019 Art Market Budapest with a-space Gallery, Budapest

Sept 2019 Naked & Nude Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree

June 2019 1919 salon, Galerie pompom, Sydney

Feb 2019  New Now, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney


2018  Postgraduate exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2018 Wallpop.art, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney


2017 Wallpop.art, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2017 Candour of Doubt, Scratch Art Space, Sydney


2016  Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2016  Imitation Green Cordial, Library Stairwell Gallery NAS, Sydney

2016  Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2016  Breakthrough Festival, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney


2015  Landscape Exhibition, Rayner Hoff Studio, National Art School, Sydney


2013  BROKE, Oddfellows Hall, Balmain

2013  Nachtbetrieb, Bar Rossi, Zurich


2012  Playful Pop-up: StartledArt, The Space, Manly

2012  POP Gallery, Stocklands, Forster

2012  Out of the Box, Great Lakes Art & Design School, Tuncurry

2012  Winner Sydney Water Design Award, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Collections & Prizes

Collection Historisches Museum Baden, Finalist Naked & Nude Art Prize, Winner Sydney Water Design Award, Private Collections in Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Germany


2018  Master of Fine Art, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Australia

2016  Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Australia

2014  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Exchange Semester) Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

2012  Cert. IV Visual Art, TAFE Art & Design School, Tuncurry, Australia