Film screening: The life world BOOKED OUT
An intimate portrait of artist Janet Laurence
Filmed over several years in the early 2000s, The life world is a fascinating insight into the work of acclaimed Australian artist Janet Laurence, tracing the inspiration and creation of major public installations.
‘Janet Laurence’s art, her ideas and their execution are conveyed beautifully in this film,’ wrote critic Ruth Ritchie in the Sydney Morning Herald.
In this behind-the-scenes journey, the filmmakers also talk with key people, including curators and architects, who position her work socially, culturally and historically.
The half-hour documentary will be followed by a Q&A
Part of a quarterly series of Australian documentary screenings presented by the Gallery and the Documentary Australia Foundation. Each film takes inspiration from a Gallery exhibition; The life world is presented in association with the exhibition Janet Laurence: The matter of the masters
Image: Janet Laurence Photo by Brett Boardman