Best known for her environmental artworks and the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park, London (in collaboration with TZG architects), multi-talented and award winning artist Janet Laurence has forged a successful local and international career as one of Australia’s most prolific artists. After studies in Sydney, New York and Perugia, Italy, she was awarded a Rockefeller Churchill Fellowship and Australia Council Fellowships.
She is currently the visiting fellow for COFA University.
Janet’s work appears in both public and private collections throughout the world. Locally, Janet has a permanent presence at Museum of Sydney (Edge of the Trees), Sydney 2000 Olympic site, CH2 Building for the Melbourne City Council, Windows for the Central Synagogue, Sculpture Walk in Sydney’s Domain, Government Buildings in Canberra, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the Australian War Memorial to name but a few.
After Eden, Janet's current commission at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), explores the poetics of space through the creation of works that deal with our experiential and cultural relationship with the natural world.
Internationally, some of Janet’s public work appears at Changi Airport, Olympic Museum in Switzerland, Hyde Park in London (Australian War Memorial), and the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan.
Janet is renowned for weaving art, science, architecture, imagination and memory, using layers to draw the viewer into an appreciation of nature, its fragility, and our role in the world. Her passionate views are not only expressed in her work but in her commitment to these philosophies through her staunch undertaking as a member of the Voiceless Council.
General credit: Courtesy of the artist and Breenspace.