March 11, 2020
JANET LAURENCE’S ‘Sacred Green’ from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection is currently on display in their show ‘Making Her Mark’ until 16 April.⠀
Bronwyn Watson recently wrote for The Australian, “When Janet Laurence was in her 30s she returned home to Australia from Europe and found work as a flying artist. She and a pilot would fly to remote stations and communities throughout far north Queensland to teach art to students studying by correspondence. While on those flights, she made countless aerial sketches and observed the beauty and fragility of the land … [leading] her to explore the plight of endangered environments, such as the Styx and Tarkine wilderness areas of Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef, and the forests of Bhutan and Brazil.”
TarraWarra Director Victoria Lynn also described ‘Sacred Green’ for The Australian as “a call to the viewer to be both ethically and emotionally immersed in the precarity of our world.” Read the full article at The Australian.