Xero Presents - Paper to Pixels

Lauren Bath
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
March
   
14
 -  
March
   
25
More than 90 per cent of Australian businesses are small businesses. They account for a third of Australia’s GDP, employ more than 2 out of every 5 people in Australia’s workforce, and pay about 12 per cent of total company tax revenue.

INFORMATION

Xero, the global small business platform presents Paper to Pixels celebrating the nation’s incredibly diverse 2.2 million small businesses and their owners.

 

More than 90 per cent of Australian businesses are small businesses. They account for a third of Australia’s GDP, employ more than 2 out of every 5 people in Australia’s workforce, and pay about 12 per cent of total company tax revenue.*

This exhibition takes an intimate look at the digitisation of the backbone of our economy. Each collection of images features a different small business and its owner, capturing their reasons for being, as well as the business administration that makes its continued existence possible.

Recent research by Xero shows that technology can play a huge role in reducing the impact of administration and increasing productivity for small business owners. Despite this, one in five small business owners still use pen and paper to manage their payroll, likely contributing to the nearly 2 million payroll errors made every year by small businesses.

 

As part of this changing picture, legislation passed in February 2019 will make it mandatory for small businesses to adopt digital payroll reporting systems. Xero’s research shows this could unlock an additional 1 million hours of business productivity per week, boosting the economy by over $1.3 billion annually.

 

The evolution from paper to digital is reflected in Lauren’s portraits of Australian small business owners from around the country, captured in their natural habitats as they power our economy and employment.

 

* ‘Small BusinessCounts: Small Business in the Australian Economy’, 2016, Australian SmallBusiness and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

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Lauren Bath instagram.com/laurenepbath

 

Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath has pioneered the Australian influencer industry since leaving her full-time job as a chef in early 2012. She started her influencer small business from scratch and has run it solo since the early days, managing both the back-end administrative tasks as well as the front-end, steadily working her way up to a dedicated audience of close to half a million online followers.

 

Lauren is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers, but is also a savvy social media consultant who provides ongoing campaign management, consultancy and education to several major industry bodies. She has an impressive client list,having worked with global destination marketing bodies including Tourism Australia, Switzerland Tourism, Tourism South Africa, Visit Finland and Visit Dubai, as well as major brands such as Olympus Australia, Intrepid Travel, Visa Australia, Australia Post and Moët & Chandon.

 

Lauren is also a co-founder of “The Travel Bootcamp”, designed to teach people how to get paid to travel, and the creator of “Get Camera Confident”, an online photography course for beginners. Her charitable pursuits include running photography tours to Zimbabwe to support anti-poaching efforts and conservation, and raising awareness of misusing animals in tourism.

 

In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change”category. She has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Daily News, News.com.au and Mashable, among many others.

Xero, the global small business platform presents Paper to Pixels celebrating the nation’s incredibly diverse 2.2 million small businesses and their owners.

 

More than 90 per cent of Australian businesses are small businesses. They account for a third of Australia’s GDP, employ more than 2 out of every 5 people in Australia’s workforce, and pay about 12 per cent of total company tax revenue.*

This exhibition takes an intimate look at the digitisation of the backbone of our economy. Each collection of images features a different small business and its owner, capturing their reasons for being, as well as the business administration that makes its continued existence possible.

Recent research by Xero shows that technology can play a huge role in reducing the impact of administration and increasing productivity for small business owners. Despite this, one in five small business owners still use pen and paper to manage their payroll, likely contributing to the nearly 2 million payroll errors made every year by small businesses.

 

As part of this changing picture, legislation passed in February 2019 will make it mandatory for small businesses to adopt digital payroll reporting systems. Xero’s research shows this could unlock an additional 1 million hours of business productivity per week, boosting the economy by over $1.3 billion annually.

 

The evolution from paper to digital is reflected in Lauren’s portraits of Australian small business owners from around the country, captured in their natural habitats as they power our economy and employment.

 

* ‘Small BusinessCounts: Small Business in the Australian Economy’, 2016, Australian SmallBusiness and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

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Lauren Bath instagram.com/laurenepbath

 

Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath has pioneered the Australian influencer industry since leaving her full-time job as a chef in early 2012. She started her influencer small business from scratch and has run it solo since the early days, managing both the back-end administrative tasks as well as the front-end, steadily working her way up to a dedicated audience of close to half a million online followers.

 

Lauren is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers, but is also a savvy social media consultant who provides ongoing campaign management, consultancy and education to several major industry bodies. She has an impressive client list,having worked with global destination marketing bodies including Tourism Australia, Switzerland Tourism, Tourism South Africa, Visit Finland and Visit Dubai, as well as major brands such as Olympus Australia, Intrepid Travel, Visa Australia, Australia Post and Moët & Chandon.

 

Lauren is also a co-founder of “The Travel Bootcamp”, designed to teach people how to get paid to travel, and the creator of “Get Camera Confident”, an online photography course for beginners. Her charitable pursuits include running photography tours to Zimbabwe to support anti-poaching efforts and conservation, and raising awareness of misusing animals in tourism.

 

In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change”category. She has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Daily News, News.com.au and Mashable, among many others.

FEATURED  WORKS

Lauren Bath, The Arbourists – Passion: Dark Portrait, 2019, Canvas
Lauren Bath, Signed And Numbered – Pain: Desk Work, 2019, Canvas
Lauren Bath, Eveleigh Works – Passion: Welding, 2019, Canvas 
Lauren Bath, Earth Sanctuary – Passion: Building Things, 2019, Canvas

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