A walking trail of the history of the universe from the big bang to the opening of the Maylands aerodrome, with the distance reflecting the timeline. Concept by Rory Deegan, commissioned by City of Bayswater and Perth Airport.
if sunshine had a smell this would be it - periwinkles, pansies, irises, vervains, indian paintbrushes, apples, daisies, and pimentos
A group exhibition featuring a range of ceramics, illustration, photography, painting and printmaking. Artists include Alina Tang, Natasha Lea, Danica Wichtermann, Elaine Bradley, Ceramic Artist, Jacek Gonsalves, Jackie Masters, Natalie Acton, Janine Lee, Marinella Piccirillo and Samantha Hughes.
Bead Friends Forever is a collaborative exhibition between best friends Alina Tang and Johanna Acs. After 23 years of friendship we are finally making art together!
The installation is a bright, eye-catching and vibrant wall work of small magical objects made of iron-together beads. Smiling flowers, small babies, fruits, booby houses, pizzas, happy clouds and sad clouds greet you on this colourful and nostalgic tour of a favourite childhood activity. Made with the help of our closest buds, these happy little objects celebrate colour, creativity, and most importantly, friendship.
Bead Friends Forever is presented as part of Peaks 2018, a curated program of emerging visual art and performance organised by Paper Mountain for FRINGE WORLD 2018. Peaks 2018 is proudly sponsored by the City of Perth.
A vibrant floor decal trail of native flora and bees starting at the Maylands train station and surrounding Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent. Commissioned by City of Bayswater in collaboration with Honey I'm Home Produce.
The Floriographer is an intimate one-on-one performance work presented by Proximity Festival. The language of flowers can be a powerful form of communication if you know their meaning. The Floriographer offers you a chance to reconsider who you would gift flowers to.
Tussie Mussies is a performative work that is a celebration of angiosperms, gifts, and meaning-making commissioned by City of Perth's TransART Experimental program.
The mobile flower cart offers buckets of different flowers with meanings, each referring to positive, descriptive traits of human beings.
Flowers have many layered meanings and identities. They are often thought of as female, when in fact many flowers (if human) would be (in a sense) hemaphroditic. The identities of flowers and plant life are in many ways alien to human society, yet we love their beauty all the same. Tussie Mussies will explore this attraction between humans and flowers through a layered and liminal Floriography.
Anthologia is an exploration of Western cultural engagement with arranged flowers – how flowers were poached from colonised lands, how their beauty was cultivated, how they shaped domestic spaces, and how they were gendered feminine. SJ Finch developed a language of flower meanings, then invited female poets to write floriographic poems using that language. Alina created flower arrangements that are representative of the poems, and display them next to their hand-printed English translations. Anthologia seeks to construct a tactile and feminist language that responds to colonialist histories of flower cultivation with grace, care and an excessive love of beauty.
Five Petals is a floral museum of past loves, guided through five interactions, each a delicate narrative of flower meanings. The intimate, 1-on-1 work explores our cultural relationship to flowers, to acts of love, and to an awareness of ephemeral beauty.
A collaboration with SJ Finch, presented at Crack Theatre Festival with support from Department of Culture and the Arts, and the Setting The Stages Initiative through the Australian Council for the Arts.