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A dazzling and wondrous celebration of banksia menziesii (Firewood or Menzies’ Banksia) by one of Australia’s best botanical artists. After many field trips and long observation of the species, Philippa Nikulinsky has created a series of detailed drawings and paintings that record this banksia and its cycle in all their beauty. Read more »
Australia is a country of diverse landscapes that seem endless. The flat plains of the outback give way to undulating mountain ranges, serpentine rivers and rugged coastlines.
Through striking photographs Out of the Blue explores Australia’s natural history and how the continent evolved. From the weathering winds of time to human design, the…Read more »
The Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia. Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or ‘manuscripts’. Each makes a distinct contribution to the history…Read more »
Just 19 km off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia, Rottnest Island – fondly known as ‘Rotto’ – is visited by over half a million people each year.
Award-winning artist Brian Simmonds brings one of Australia’s iconic islands to life with his oils and mixed media colour paintings and sketches. Simmonds’ beautiful paintings and…Read more »
The unique region of Margaret River in Australia’s south-west is captured with charm and intimacy through the lens of Frances Andrijich.
Frances is one of Australia’s finest photographers whose work features in national and international magazines such as Time Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Gourmet Traveller, Australian Geographic, Vogue…Read more »
Richard Woldendorp is one of the best-known landscape photographers in Australia. This updated edition of Richard’s most impressive — and sought after — hardcover photographic book showcases the beauty and drama of the vast Western Australian landscape.
‘The red pindan earth, tawny sands, stretched blue skies and pink wildflowers tell their vibrant…Read more »
by Janda Gooding with illustrations by Philippa Nikulinsky, Ellen Hickman, Katrina Syme, Pat Dundas, Penny Leech, Margaret Pieroni & Rica Erickson
Seven leading botanical artists are brought together for the first time in this beautifully illustrated book. Author Janda Gooding shares the stories behind each artist’s illustrations and reveals a rich and diverse record of Western Australia’s unique flora, fauna and fungi.
Praise for the Book
‘The illustrations are the highlight of the book…Read more »
This beautifully illustrated book is the history of pre-Gold Rush Perth through the eyes of pioneer lawyer and photographer Alfred Hawes Stone.
Court & Camera is a unique glimpse of Perth just three decades after its foundation. Its unparalleled images show the emergence of landmark buildings alongside ordinary dwellings and scenes from everyday…Read more »
by John Charles Ryan with illustrations by Ellen Hickman
Ellen Hickman is an illustrator and botanical scientist who captures the natural world in layers of fine detail and colour.
John Ryan is a writer whose botanical poetry explores what he calls the inherently mysterious nature of the plant world.
Fusing art and science, words and images, Two with Nature stimulates new ways of knowing the greeRead more »
Wesfarmers has been collecting art for more than three decades. From work by Elioth Gruner and colonial artist John Eyre to modern Indigenous art, the company maintains a diverse collection for the community to share and cherish through an active loan and exhibition program.
Now, for the first time, Wesfarmers and the Art Gallery of Western Australia…Read more »