Janet Laurence


Janet Laurence is a widely exhibited artist  who explores a poetics of space and materiality through the creation of works that deal with our experiential and cultural relationship with the natural world. She produces works in response to specific sites or environments using a diverse range of materials. Her work  occupies the liminal zones or meeting places of art, science, imagination and memory.


Renowned for her site specific and  public commissions often involving  architectural and landscape collaborations  Laurence has completed significant national and international projects, including 'The Australian War Memorial' (with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer architects), Hyde Park, London (2003), and 'Waterveil', CH2 Building for Melbourne City Council (2006). Australian Perspecta (1985, 1991, 1997) a permanent installation for the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan. She is represented in   the current  Biennale of Sydney (2010).

Laurence has been awarded a Rockefeller  and a Churchill Fellowship for Environmental art research She was a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1996–2005) and is currently on the City of Sydney Art Advisory Panel.

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"Waiting-A Medicinal Garden for Ailing Plants" (2010), 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010, Janet Laurence