Janet Laurence named Australian artist for the Artists 4 Paris Climate COP21


Exploring notions of art, science, imagination, memory, and loss, Janet Laurence’s practice examines our physical, cultural and conflicting relationship to the natural world through both site specific, gallery and museum works. Experimenting with and working in varying mediums, Laurence continues to create immersive environments that navigate the interconnections between all living forms. Read more about Janet.

From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris Climate Change Conference / COP21 is expected to draw more than 20,000 delegates, observers and journalists to the Paris Exhibition Centre in Le Bourget.

Governments have agreed to reach a new, universal climate change agreement in Paris. The new pact needs to chart a defining path to keep the world and its people under a 2 degree C temperature rise, beyond which unmanageable climate impacts are most likely.

In the lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), major contemporary artists from around the world are mobilizing action around climate change and desertification through art projects to be displayed in public spaces of “Greater Paris”, stretching from the Paris city center to the Conference site, in Le Bourget.

Recognized for their commitment as well as their ability to mobilize the widest audience, visual artists from around the world, both North and South, have agreed to participate in the initiative. They will either create a completely new work inspired by the crucial issues of the Conference or one from a previous project, especially echoing this key diplomatic global event.

Janet Laurence has been selected to represent Australia at the 2015 Artists 4 Paris Climate COP21. Read more about Janet's works here.

Originally published in Artistes 4 Paris Climate 2015: idea. Read full article.