Seeds, Pods and Pollen, curated by Sarah Toohey presents a collection of plant and pollinator inspired artworks created by both children and adults. Artworks have been created through a series of recent workshops across both Mundaring and Midland Junction Arts Centres, at the Avon Descent Festival, and at schools in the surrounding areas. Delicate seed pods have been crafted from clay, felt and natural fibres woven together to create intriguing forms.
Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an interactive installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux. The exhibition examines Australia’s current relationship with the environment and presents an alternative view of history. Following Labillardière’s fictional progression as he sloughs off his European apparel and takes on the flora of the land, the installation and asks the question: ‘What if settlers had chosen to learn from the environment rather moulding it to fit a European model of agriculture?’
Opens 13th September and runs until 27th October
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