Janet Haslett's drawings, paintings and sculptures engage with landscape, place, culture and history. These research based or observational projects often focus on the slippage between now and then, the real and the imagined. Janet's paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations are created using a wide range of materials from traditional mediums to recycled remnants from her studio. Her paintings may evolve into sculptures, while her sculptures evolve from finding the marvellous in mundane, overlooked, everyday objects.
Janet's work was most recently included in the Rumah Lebah Gallery's inaugural exhibition Contemporary Art in the Secret site of Imogiri, Java, as a parallel event to Yogyakarta's ART|JOG17, the Hill End Table: Food, Fire, Art at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Art Now Revisited at Kensington Contemporary and Fear of Forgetting at Contact Sheet, Sydney. She has been awarded residencies at the Rumah Leah Gallery, Indonesia, the British School at Rome, ArtSpace Sydney and the Pata Paris Studio and in November 2017 she will will travel to Sicily to undertake a residency with GranitiMurales. Her work is held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.
Janet Haslett holds a Master of Fine Art (Painting) and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School, Sydney and an Advanced Diploma of Fine Art from the Sydney Gallery School, NSW. She is currently a sessional lecturer in the Drawing Department at the National Art School, Sydney and her work is held in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.