After Nature  

Encompassing key works and themes from the artist’s practice, the exhibition features sculpture, installation, photography and video. For over 30 years, Laurence has explored the interconnection of all living things – animal, plant, mineral – through a multidisciplinary approach.  She has employed diverse materials to explore the natural world in all its beauty and complexity, and to highlight the environmental challenges it faces today: the era of the Anthropocene.

Janet Laurence: After Nature includes key works from the artist’s career, encompassing her alchemical works of the early 1990s that use metal plates, minerals, organic substances and lightboxes, through to her installations of the 2000s and beyond, incorporating plant and animal specimens within transparent vitrines and Wunderkammer environments. Laurence’s works reflect on the fragility of the natural world, its plight and potential restoration. Free entry.

1 Mar - 10 Jun

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

140 George Street The Rocks NSW 2000