The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

Published by: Art Gallery of WA | 3-May-2019
This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants. @artgallerywa #artgallerywa #seethingsdifferently #agwabotanical #beautyandperil
Venue: Art Gallery of WA
Address: Perth Cultural Centre
Date: 6 July - 7 October 2019
Time: 10am-5pm, Wed - Mon (closed Tue)
Ticket: FREE
Call: +61 8 9492 6600
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.

A number of events will run in conjunction with this exhibition, including a climate change panel discussion, symposium, guided tours, collector talk, curator tours, workshops and much more. Visit the website to plan your visit.

Part of the What On Earth project at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (opens May), Midland Junction Arts Centre (Aug), Mundaring Arts Centre (Sep) and Kings Park Festival (Sep).

Co-curated by

Melissa Harpley, AGWA Manager of Curatorial Affairs | Curator of 19th Century Art
Laetitia Wilson, Exhibitions Manager, Janet Holmes à Court Collection
Megan Schlipalius, Collection Registrar, Janet Holmes à Court Collection

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