Botanica Gallery

3 08 2007
When we went to Pemberton two weekends ago, I forgot to mention we stopped in to take a look at the Botanica Gallery there.Wow! What a superb little gallery this is, with the most exquisite paintings and drawings of the unique flora of southwest Western Australia. It is a joint showcase for the works of six prominent West Australian botanical artists, and includes textiles and books, as well as their art works for sale.

Some years ago, I went to a UWA Summer School Extension course run by Katrina Syme, one of the artists who exhibits at the Botanica Gallery. Her course was called “Art from Nature”, and I learnt a lot, though I’ve rarely had a chance to put pen/ink/paint to paper since. Katrina’s specialty is fungi, though she does flowers and leaves as well.

I think my favourite artist of the six was Ellen Hickman – I’d *love* to be able to draw/paint like that!

Botanica Gallery



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