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Symposium - Framing Flora: Artists and the Science of Botany


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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.

DAY 1 - Friday 19 July, Art Gallery of Western Australia, theatrette

Hear from Jude van der Merwe, curator, Wildflower State, Kado Muir, Ethnobotanist and consultant, Stephen Hopper AC, Professor of Biodiversity, UWA Albany (CENRM) and School of Biological Sciences, Phil Groom, Botanical Author, Laetitia Wilson, Exhibitions Manager Holmes à Court Gallery and Susie Vickery, Botanist artist and curator of‘Peregrinations of a Citizen’ 

DAY 2 - Saturday 20 July, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Woolnough Lecture Theatre

Hear from Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA, Chief Cultural Office, UWA, Ann Elias, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Sydney, Kingsley Dixon, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University, Dr Erica Seccombe, visual artist, Ann Elias, Ellen Hickman, Philippa Nikulinsky, and Gemma Weston and Victoria Laurie, writer and senior reporter with The Australian. Plus a sundowner & tour of Nikulinsky Naturally.

Fri 19 July | 1pm - 4pm
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Sat 20 July | 1pm 4pm
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
$15

Image: Philippa Nikulinsky, Banksia caleyi, 2018, 68 x 100cm, pigment ink, watercolour and pencil on Aches hot press paper. Courtesy of the artist.