Janet Laurence

University of New South Wales

Janet Laurence

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Janet Laurence is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally in museums, architectural and landscaped spaces. Her practice examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world. Within the recognised threat of climate change she explores what it might mean to heal, the natural environment, fusing this with a sense of communal loss and search for connection with powerful life-forces. Laurence has been a recipient of Rockefeller, Churchill and Australia Council fellowships, and is an adjunct professor at UNSW. She was the Australian representative for the COP21/FIAC, Artists 4 Paris Climate 2015 exhibition, and visiting fellow of the 2016/2017 Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) fellowship, and has had major solo survey exhibitions at the MCA in Sydney (2019) and at the Yu Hsiu Museum of Art in Taiwan (2019). She was the 2021 Recipient of the Australian Antarctic Fellowship.

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