The Johnston Collection

WALK AND TALK with artist Janet Laurence

Join guest artist Janet Laurence for an special Walk & Talk through Fairhall exhibition-house as she discusses her work and the inspiration and processes behind The Palm at the End of the Mind.* 

Janet Laurence, one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists, will explore our collection alongside her own creative practices - collecting and saving, nature and the environment - within the context of Fairhall exhibition-house.Laurence’s artistic practice is based on the Wunderkammer, a “cabinet of curiosity” or a collection of notable objects.  This exhibition is part of the continuing House of Ideas project series where TJC commissions guest artists to use Fairhall as a site-specific installation space to reconceptualise the exhibition-house and explore its many layers of meaning. By doing so, The Collection will continue to consider old objects in new ways. 

Ticket prices: $35 each, book online.

Janet Laurence is represented by ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.

The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area.  We do not publish our address.  All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into.  Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings.  Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit.  Fairhall exhibition-house tours and lectures take about 1½ hours. We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park,192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.

Event starts
Wednesday 10 July, 2019
Event Ends
Wednesday 10 July, 2019
The Johnston Collection
Venue Address
East Melbourne


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