Women of Wildflowers: artists have burning desire to connect with Hills folk


Magda Joubert and Sandie Schroder preparing for the exhibition.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d467404
Magda Joubert and Sandie Schroder preparing for the exhibition. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d467404

FIVE female artists will showcase their work at Linton and Kay Galleries at Mandoon Estate this month in the exhibition Women of Wildflowers, which is dedicated to Australian bushland and wildflowers.

Artists Samantha Dennison, Sandie Schroder, Magda Joubert, Kate Elsey and Celia Perceval will highlight 36 very different works of art.

Kalamunda artist Schroder said hers was a unique artwork created through burning fire on paper.

“I live in the Hills and fire is a big concern, so my work is about the fire risk in this area,” she said.

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“When you burn the paper it has different tones and textures. I use water colours as well, so you see the elements of fire and water.”

Schroder said the technique was one she had been working on for six years and resonated with people in bushfire-prone areas.

“People always find it very appealing and most of my exhibitions have been a sell-out,” she said

The exhibition runs until April 30 at Mandoon Estate Winery. The Artists will be holding an Artists’ Floor Talk this Sunday from 3pm to 4pm.