DECEMBER 2023 AND JANUARY 2024
‘Wildflowering by Design’
The ‘Wildflowering by Design’ touring exhibition presents works by Queensland artists who work across the art and design spectrum, taking a fresh look at our botanical and wildflower heritage.
This is the latest in the series of ‘Wild/flower Women’ exhibitions. Varying iterations of these exhibitions, with numerous artists, have shown previously at Caloundra, Noosa, Gympie, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay regional galleries.
The Wild/flower Women series of exhibitions are inspired by an appreciation of our native wildflowers, the places where they grow and the stories of those who helped ensure they were protected. These include Queensland artists/environmentalists such as Kathleen McArthur (1915-2000), who specialised in painting Queensland wildflowers, and was also one of the founding members of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland along with her friend, the poet Judith Wright.
For this show, exhibition artists were invited to engage with this botanical heritage, local landscapes, plants and stories to create new work across the art and design spectrum. In celebrating the botanical environment through a design lens, Wildflowering by Design artists explore natural materials, co-design processes, handcrafting, and the digital realm.
Work by South Burnett artists including Robyn Dower, Wendy Olsen, Tess Elliott and Maureen Addenbrooke will also contribute to a local component of the show.
Kidz Korner Wondai State School
Friday, 1 December 2023 from 6.00pm
$5 entry includes Hot and Cold supper and Punch
Wine will be served by Nuova Scuola
The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery until 3.00pm on Saturday, 27 January 2024.
Wondai Regional Art Gallery
40 Haly Street
(on the roundabout), WONDAI
T: (07) 4168 5926
Open 7 days, 10.00am to 3.00pm
(except Good Friday, ANZAC morning,
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
Entry is Free (donations accepted)
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is owned and supported by the
South Burnett Regional Council