Join a free guided tour of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition for additional insight into botanical art from 11 July to 2 November, Thursday to Saturday.
This major exhibition at The Art Gallery of WA, explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. Drawing from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection, the exhibition presents a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.
From wildflower rooms to bush fire photography, the show both celebrates the natural beauty of landscapes and plants, and raises bracing issues about environmental destruction and the land rights of Australia’s First Peoples.
By turns immersive, stimulating, moving and inspiring, the exhibition is designed to stimulate conversations about our botanical world and how we live in it, and live with it.
For further insight join a free guided tour of the exhibition, available Thursday to Saturday from 11 July to 2 November at 11am. Plus, during September, synchronised tours with Kings Park Festival guided walks start at 11am at AGWA and 2pm at Kings Park. Information on free transport is available on our website and at the AGWA Information Desk.
Image credit - William Robinson
Fire mountain landscape from The Creation series (series of 5 paintings) 1988
oil on linen
147.2 x 193 cm each
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia