Art on the Move makes its way to Ellenbrook


John Maloney of Trigg has an exhibition at the Ellenbrook Arts gallery from February 6 to March 5. Picture: David Baylis
John Maloney of Trigg has an exhibition at the Ellenbrook Arts gallery from February 6 to March 5. Picture: David Baylis

ELLENBROOK Arts is showcasing the Art on the Move touring exhibition Botanica this month by photographer John E Maloney.

The exhibition, which has been shown around the world, displays more than 50 pieces of work on flowers collected in the late 18th and early 19th centuries around the Australian coast.

Maloney shows the beauty of each flower through macro photographs and close-cropped compositions.

Maloney said he decided to photograph banksias because they were his wife’s favourite flower.

He said he was drawn to banskias because they were a way of preserving rare natural history, and capturing the intricate beauty in fine detail of the world around him.

“I have had a lot of great feedback from the exhibition,” he said.

“People say they love with way I capture the flowers.

“The exhibition has been shown to senior citizens and those with mental health problems, with positive benefits, helping to remind them of a time when they were in their own garden.”

The Exhibition will run until March 5 at Ellenbrook Arts on 34 Main Street, Ellenbrook.