Examples of Recent Work

A Plant in Time: Original concept and project management of the award winning 'A Plant in Time' for The National Trust.'A Plant in Time', a participatory touring exhibition, won the Green Award for Best Green Event 2010 and a prestigious highly commended award at the IVCA Clarion Awards 2010 in the interactive category.

"Laura saw through every stage of the exhibition process, from original concept and briefing the exhibition designers, engaging properties with the event, overseeing the practical side of the tour and helping property staff and volunteers to run pilot workshops for staff and visitors.

The success of the exhibition was largely due to Laura's ability to inspire the people she works with, her calm, reassuring and very hands on approach and her determination to take on a task and see it through to the very best of her ability." (Mike Calnan, Head of Gardens and Parks, The National Trust)

Marco Forgione, IVCA Chief Executive commented "This years’ IVCA Clarion Awards winners have once again demonstrated the high levels of creativity, innovation and best practice in ethical and inclusive communications which are a true inspiration to all of us in the visual communications industry. To qualify as a finalist is an excellent achievement."

Portal to the Priory was a Heritage Lottery Funded performance devised in a week with young people from Exeter in response to St Nicholas Priory. The final piece was a contemporary performance using dance, drama and film and staged as part of the Phoenix Art Centre’s Youth Arts Festival.

"Laura Hetherington was the lead artist for ‘Portal to the Priory’ a young roots, heritage lottery funded project run by Exeter Phoenix. She was a fantastic lead artist and enabled a group of young people to create a brilliant piece of multi-media theatre." (Clare Saunders, Education Manager, Phoenix Arts, Exeter)

"Huge thanks for what was a great half-term." (Lottie 14)

Heritage Lottery Fund mentor: As a mentor for the Heritage Lottery Fund, Laura supports project staff through planning processes.

" We were very lucky to have you as our mentor for the activity plan and that you were willing to work so well with others - I feel that I have acquired a greater insight into the whole area of audience development, volunteering and participation." (Michael Woodcock, Trustee of The Walronds, a listed Grade 1 Tudor dwelling house)

" From the outset Laura’s guidance on our learning awareness programme, for both formal and informal learning activities ….,.was excellent. Her breadth of knowledge in the preparation of such plans along with her clear guidance….. has been invaluable. She has been worth her weight in gold." (Erica Adams, Company Secretary, Somerset Building Preservation Trust)

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