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Janet Laurence

Artist pledges to donate proceeds to support conservation work in Sumatra

Posted on: 01.06.12 (Last edited) 1 June 2012

Seven unique prints depicting Sumatra’s wildlife are on sale now, with all proceeds going to support Fauna & Flora International’s work in Indonesia.

Australian artist Janet Laurence has pledged to donate the entire proceeds from the sale of her Fabled 2011 collection towards Fauna & Flora International’s conservation work in Aceh, Indonesia.

These beautiful prints depict Sumatra’s wildlife in its natural state, captured unaware by motion-detecting camera traps. Laurence draws out the inherent tension implicit in a wild encounter and catches the animals’ different reactions to technology in a wild landscape.

Fabled collection

Janet Laurence's Fabled 2011 collection

Janet Laurence is one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists. Her work can be found in Australian state galleries and has been shown in critically acclaimed exhibitions around the world. Her work also features in many of Australia’s most influential corporate art collections and she has sold pieces to several of Australia’s artistic luminaries, including Baz Luhrmann.

Laurence’s permanent work is on display outside the Museum of Sydney, and adjacent to Sydney’s Botanic Gardens.

Janet Laurence’s After Eden, commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, explores themes of disappearing habitat and irreversible species loss and features footage and images taken during a visit to projects managed by Fauna & Flora International in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Five pieces have already been sold, but the remaining seven prints are available for individual sale from Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation – contact Aaron de Souza to request a viewing and arrange a purchase.

Written by
Sarah Rakowski

Sarah is Fauna & Flora International's Communications Officer (Media & Publications). With a BSc in Environment, Economics and Ecology, she has long been fascinated with the challenge of balancing human needs and environmental protection. Whilst at university, Sarah developed a keen interest in marine conservation and conducted an opinion survey into public attitudes towards Marine Protected Areas for her dissertation. Her love of marine conservation also led her to spend a summer conducting ecological surveys on the coral reef off the coast of Andros Island, Bahamas (it’s a tough job…). Since graduating, Sarah has held a variety of communications roles, most recently in the private sector, where she worked as the European PR Manager and Communications Specialist for a leading technology firm.

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