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Janet Laurence, ‘Conversations with Plants 2’


‘Conversations with Plants 2’ from the ‘Entangled Garden for Plant Memory’ series’, 2021, duraclear, 60 x 100 cm, edition of 3 + 1 a.p.

$16,500.00 inc GST

Janet Laurence’s ‘Conversations with plants’ series offers a slow and immersive engagement with natural ecologies through delicate photographs of forests mounted on duraclear to give the work a luminous quality. Janet’s practice often incorporates qualities of transience, vividly communicating the importance and urgency of caring for threatened environments.

Laurence exhibits both locally and internationally and has been represented in major curated and survey exhibitions including: Janet Laurence: After Nature, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2019), Entangled Garden for Plant Memory, Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art, Taiwan (2020); Negotiating This World (2012) NGV, Melbourne; 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010) and 9th Biennale of Sydney (1992); The Adelaide Biennale (2008), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan (2003,) and Australian Perspecta (1985, 1991, 1997). Her major survey show ‘Janet Laurence: After Nature’ is accompanied by Chief Curator Rachel Kent’s in-depth essay on her practice so far. Major commissioned works include: The Australian War Memorial (in collaboration with TZG Architects), Hyde Park, London; Tarkine for a World in Need of Wilderness Macquarie Bank London, In the Shadow, Sydney 2000 Olympic Park; Waterveil, CH2 Building for Melbourne City Council, Elixir, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan; and Memory of Lived Spaces, T3 Terminal Changi Singapore.


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