Local Wildflowers Captured as Art for Biodiversity Month

6/09/2018 10:00 a.m.

​6 September 2018

September is the international Month of Biodiversity, which promotes the protection, conservation and improvement of biodiversity both within Australia and across the world. To celebrate, the City of Kwinana has invited artists Jane Li and Michaela Perryman to display their work, which captures the unique beauty of local wildflowers.

The body of work will be on display at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre from 13 September to 3 October.

"Kwinana, along with the rest of Western Australia, is host to a spectacular array of wildflowers between July and October," Mayor Carol Adams said.

"Our roadside kerbs, paddocks, walking trails, parks and coastal dunes come alive with an incredible burst of colour as these flowers come into bloom."

Species included in the exhibition range from orchids to myrtles, white wattles to kangaroo paws, representing a snapshot of the South West's richest floras – most of which can only be seen in WA.

"September is an exciting month for us with our annual Wildflower Walk," said Mayor Adams.

"This year we continue the tradition, as well as showcasing stunning photographs, sketches and paintings of our beloved local flora."

Jane Li was born in China and since arriving in Australia she has been painting wildflowers as means of capturing their unique beauty. Jane's water colours pay homage to the beauty of wildflowers, while reminding us that many of these unique and delicate floral specimens are rare and endangered.

Michaela Perryman's photography exquisitely captures every detail of each fragile specimen. Ms Perryman grew up in England and recalls long childhood walks with her father, picking flowers along the way. These days she still takes long walks but carries her camera and leaves the flowers in their place for all to enjoy.​​

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