born 1989 in Sydney, Australia
lives and works in Sydney, Australia
handmade plaster moulds, objects prepared and poured by Cultivators within Absorption
plaster, clay, copper oxide, iron ore oxide, phosphate
Photographs by Pedro Greig
Commissioned as part of Kaldor Public Art Project 34, Asad Raza, Absorption, The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Sydney, 3–19 May 2019
Images courtesy the artist and Kaldor Public Art Projects
Jana Hawkins-Andersen is an artist based in Sydney, working in sculpture and ceramics. Through arrangements that display impact, touch, and absorption between materials her work focuses on a politics of intimacy and care. Presented as co-dependent, parasitic installations, the work considers the entangled experiences of care and trespass and examines the viewer’s relationship to complicated objects that contaminate and disrupt. Jana completed her MFA at UNSW Art and Design in 2018 and was a codirector at Firstdraft, Sydney from 2017-2018.