TREASURED – an exhibition celebrating the spirit of curiosity and act of discovery – opened at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on the weekend.
The City of Wanneroo exhibition shifts away from traditional ideas of treasure to look at the natural environment, heritage and art.
The exhibition features artworks by Judy Rogers, Leesa Padget, Wade Taylor and Claire Davenhall, linking in shipwrecks, the ocean, botany and the natural world.
As well as paintings and sculptures, there are maps from the Community History Centre and museum objects on display.
There is also a range of activities and workshops accompanying the exhibition, including botanical drawing and macro photography workshops.
Treasured will run until October 6 as part of the ‘Find Your Treasure’ series at the centre, which includes an interactive children’s exhibition, Pirate’s Lair, in the conference room.
Children can take part in craft activities, read books on exploration and see a 3.5m pirate ship built and decorated by community members.
The Landsdale-based Northern Suburbs Men’s Shed made treasure chests that accompany the ship.
The Find Your Treasure theme tied in with Children’s Book Week, with the City planning activities until August 30.
Middle and upper primary school students have been attending sessions with local authors and younger children have taken part in storytime events.
What: Treasured Exhibition
When: 10am to 4pm on Mondays to Saturdays until October 6
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
Pirate’s Lair: 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays