Janet Laurence
After Eden

This exhibition catalogue is published on the occasion of Janet Laurence’s solo exhibition at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

A new commission, After Eden explores our experiential and cultural relationship with the natural world. Laurence’s work echoes architecture while retaining organic qualities and a sense of instability and transience. It occupies the liminal zones or meeting places of art, science, imagination and memory. Profoundly aware of the interconnection of all life forms, Laurence often produces work in response to specific sites or environments using a diverse range of materials. Alchemical transformation, history and perception are underlying themes.

This full-colour publication is richly illustrated with images of Laurence’s evocative artworks, providing a comprehensive record of her After Eden installation and her diverse practice.

Copyright in the text is held by the authors. Copyright in the images is held by the artist unless otherwise indicated.

The material in this publication is under copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission from Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

Award –  Gold, Desktop Magazine Create Awards, 2013

Published by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 2012

115 pages, 240mm x 190mm, full colour, hardcover

ISBN 978-0-9807763-3-1


Contributors: Preface by Gene Sherman, Chairman and Executive Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

Essays by Drusilla Modjeska, writer and critic, and Rachel Kent, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Artist interview by Dolla S. Merrillees, General Manager – Artistic and Educational Programmes, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

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