JANET LAURENCE

 Janet Laurence and Andrew Belletty,  River Journey , 2016, multimedia installation based on the audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Photo: silversalt

Janet Laurence and Andrew Belletty, River Journey, 2016, multimedia installation based on the audio and visual research archive of Professor Richard Kingsford. Installation view, UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Photo: silversalt

Exciting news from JANET LAURENCE this year! First, she will be part of IGA 2017 in Berlin from 13 April to 15th of October. IGA is a festival that celebrates garden design and green lifestyles in the city. LAURENCE will be presenting Inside the Flower, an experiential medicine garden that works as a living Wunderkammer, which immerses the viewer into the historical, spiritual and mythological relationship with psychotropic plants.

LAURENCE will also be showing her work in Force of Nature II, an exhibition curated by James Putman that examines the way contemporary artists have been inspired not only by nature but also its processes - evolution, birth, growth, ageing, decay, change. The show can be seen first in London from 8th of March to 9th of April at The Mile End Art Pavillion, and then it will travel to Italy to be part of the Venice Biennale from May to Nov 2017.

She will also be participating in a six-week residency at the Hanse-wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), in Delmenhorst Germany between May and June of this year. Also in Germany, LAURENCE will be participating in an exhibition called Nautilus at the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Oldenburg in June and July.

Her work will also be seen in Copenhagen at the Kunsthalle Rønnebæksholm as part of Moving Plants, an exhibition which seeks to explore the entanglements of nature, culture, and history through artistic practices focusing on plants.

JANET LAURENCE has also recently presented Habitat, a new sound work in Darling Harbour, Sydney. In this work, she has taken bird calls to extend and conveyed them into a song. Sydney will also have its last chance to see Deep Breathing at the Australian Museum in February since it will begin to tour nationally later this year.

Troubled Waters, the exhibition presented at the UNSW Galleries last year, will be seen at the Samstag Museum of Art in March.

In Brisbane, join JANET LAURENCE for a discussion on her practice and work, Natural History (Landscape and Residues Series), which features in the exhibition GLASS: art design architecture at the QUT Art Museum on the 18th of February.