© Janet Tavener 2017

 Janet Tavener (b.1960 Australia) is an artist that explores the changing nature of consumption and the geopolitics of food production and distribution and its effect on the environment. She works predominately with photography & sculpture and has exhibited internationally in Korea, Iceland and throughout Australia. Having been a finalist in numerous major art  awards including the Blake Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW and the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery Canberra (2011, 2013 & 2015). In 2017 winning the major award of North Sydney Art Prize, Coal  Loader for Sustainability. She has been an artist in residence for the Historical House Trust, Sydney and at the SIM  Residencies in Reykjavik, Iceland, with support from the Australian Cultural Fund, 2017. She holds a BA in Fine Arts & a Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies - City Art Institute, Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Education - University of Technology Sydney and a MFA from University of NSW.