What on Earth
The history of artists reinterpreting and rendering images of flora is long and deep. Mundaring Arts Centre Inc.’s fourth ‘Icon Project’, What On Earth features a series of exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and events exploring Australian Flora will be presented at Mundaring Arts Centre, Midland Junction Arts Centre and locations across Perth as part of this cross-community project.
What On Earth events and exhibitions celebrating the botanical world are presented at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Mundaring Arts Centre, Flux Gallery and Kings Park Festival.
PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT
Curated by Susie Vickery
Wander through an interactive cabinet of curiosities representing the physical and metaphorical journey through time of Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, an 18th Century French botanist, as he time-travels through the Australian bush, studying the flora and slowly absorbing it into his wardrobe.
PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT
Curated by Sarah Toohey
Seeds, Pods and Pollen presents a collection of plant and pollinator inspired artworks created by children and adults in a series of school and community workshops as part of What On Earth at both Mundaring and Midland Junction Arts Centres as well as schools in the surrounding areas
MAC Workshops & Events
Other exhibitions, workshops & EVENTS
Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Philippa Nikulinsky AM is a Perth-based, internationally recognised botanical and wildlife artist. Nikulinsky Naturally is a survey of her work from the 1970s to the present which provides a perspective on the unique qualities of her practice - focusing on the evolution of her working methodology and exploring the ways in which she continues to interrogate the botanical riches of the Western Australian landscape.
PRESENTED BY THE ART GALLERY OF WA
Drawing from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection, this major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it.
PRESENTED BY LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY AND THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The celebration of Western Australia’s wildflowers puts a spotlight on the State’s botanical riches and the threat humans now pose to them. Hear from botanists, curators and artists bringing you an array of botanical and environment themed exhibitions and events in 2019.
Photographers play a critical role in documenting and celebrating the intricacies of the world around us. Mundaring Arts Centre and Mundaring Camera Club are calling for submissions of photographs depicting the important role of plants and pollinators.
PRESENTED BY FLUX GALLERY PERTH, KING ST ARTS CENTRE
Curated by Sandra Murray, these five female artists are connected by personal investigations of nature in their art practices, ranging from the minutiae of the landscape to the natural environment and the sky above. An underlying sensibility and sensitivity weaves through this intricate array of artworks: Lorraine Biggs (painting, works on paper), Claire Bushby (textiles, works on paper), Penny Coss (painting, wall drawing), Kate Campbell-Pope (textiles, sculpture), Kati Thamo (textiles, original prints). This is the first time that the artists have all exhibited together.
PRESENTED BY KINGS PARK
Kings Park has a great range of events and activities open to the general public throughout the year.
The award winning Kings Park Festival celebrates Spring during the month of September and amateur photographers are invited to upload their work as part of the Flowers in Focus competition.
Upload your best photograph of a magical Western Australian wildflower to kingsparkfestival.com.au for your chance to share in some fantastic prizes from Art Gallery WA and Kings Park Botanic Garden.
Entries open 10 June 2019 and the winning works will be on display during the 2019 Kings Park Festival.
Calling all flora inspired creatives and stall holders to be a part of the What on Earth Open Day Market on Sunday 29 September.
Presented by Mundaring District Museum
The Mundaring and Hills Historical Society presents a curated historical display focusing on Indigenous flora, its practical uses (medicinal and domestic), early European interpretation and use of native flora and the cross cultural exchange during a period of significant change on the cultural and natural landscape of Western Australia.