Symposium | Framing Flora: Artists and the Science of Botany

The wildflower season in Western Australia puts a spotlight on the State’s botanical riches, their special place on Country and the threat humans now pose to them.

Hear from the curators, artists and botanists involved in bringing you an array of botanical and environment themed exhibitions and events in 2019.

Co-presented with The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the What On Earth season program.

The symposium is also part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition suite of programs.

Keynote Speaker | Friday

Professor Stephen Hopper AC, Professor of Biodiversity, Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, UWA Albany (CENRM) and School of Biological Sciences

Keynote Speaker | Saturday

Professor Ann Elias, Associate Professor, History and Theory of Contemporary Global Art, Department of Art History, University of Sydney

Other speakers include Professor Kingsley Dixon, Vicki Laurie, Laetitia Wilson, Kado Muir, Erica Seccombe, Gemma Weston Philippa Nikulinsky, Susie Vickery and Jude van der Merwe.

Image: Philippa Nikulinsky Mistletoe Bird 2014 (detail), 68 x 100cm, watercolour and pencil on Arches hot press paper.