Beauty from the Bush: Kelmscott art exhibition to celebrate nature

Beauty from the Bush curator Sue Radford. Picture: Jon Hewson d483875
Beauty from the Bush curator Sue Radford. Picture: Jon Hewson d483875

THE intricate beauty of local wildflowers will be captured in almost 50 pieces of art as part of a new exhibition in Kelmscott.

Fifteen artists including Margaret Pieroni, Ruth De Vos, Sylvana Douglas and Jennifer Dudley used traditional botanical illustration, water colours, acrylics, oils, textiles and pyrography to create 48 pieces celebrating the wildflower in next weekend’s three-day exhibition, Beauty from the Bush.

Exhibition curator Susan Radford said it was a chance for local artists to show their talents.

“This exhibition is a significant collection of wildflower art and follows in a long tradition of Botanical art in and from WA from as early as the 17th Century,” she said.

“It is also intended as a celebration of the amazing biodiversity that we have in City of Armadale.

“I believe passionately that Armadale, and in particular Kelmscott, is and can blossom vibrantly into a great area of art and industry associated with our wildflowers.

“It is a joy to see the artwork that we are exhibiting and people should come because it will make them feel happy.”

The exhibition coincides with the Wildflower Society of Western Australia’s 60th anniversary.

Beauty from the Bush will be held at Avocados, Kelmscott from June 22 to 24.

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