Janet Laurence is a leading Sydney-based artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her practice examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world. She creates immersive environments that navigate the interconnections between organic elements and systems of nature. Within the recognized 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. Her work is included in museum, university, corporate and private collections as well as within architectural and landscaped public places.
Laurence has been a recipient of Rockefeller, Churchill and Australia Council fellowships; recipient of the Alumni Award for Arts, UNSW; Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) fellowship; and Australian Antarctic Fellowship 2021 Artist in residence at the Australian Museum; Australian representative for the COP21/FIAC, Artists 4 Paris Climate 2019 major solo survey exhibition at the MCA Sydney 2020 at the Yu Hsui Museum of Art in Taiwan.