August 13, 2020
We’re thrilled to announce that Janet Laurence has been awarded the prestigious Antarctic Arts Fellowship, which involves a residency at Casey Station in 2021-22. Her research-based work will draw on the beauty, fragility and otherworldly power of the Antarctic ecology, experiencing the icy climate firsthand and speaking to scientists on site. Ultimately, she will create evocative reminders to nurture our most precious natural environment.
Laurence describes being selected for the Fellowship as the realisation of a long-standing “distant, blue dream.” She goes on to say, “my practice is well-known for observing the fast-falling avalanche of ecological disasters being actioned upon the planet, which aligns with the work of Casey scientists who are currently studying the influence of climate change and human impacts on moss fields (I am, in fact, a moss gardener myself).” We extend our warmest congratulations to Janet for this milestone residency.
To read more about the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship announcement, visit the media release here.
Image by Jacquie Manning
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