The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

Exhibition and Shows

6 Jul 2019 to 4 Nov 2019

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. Drawing from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.

From wildflower rooms to bush fire photography, the show both celebrates the natural beauty of landscapes and plants and raises bracing issues about environmental destruction and the land rights of Australia’s First Peoples. By turns immersive, stimulating, moving and inspiring, the exhibition is designed to stimulate conversations about our botanical world and how we live in it and live with it.

A number of events will run in conjunction with this exhibition, including a climate change panel discussion, symposium, guided tours, collector talk, curator tours and workshops . Visit the website to plan your visit.

Part of the What On Earth project at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Midland Junction Arts Centre, Mundaring Arts Centre and Kings Park Festival.


Art & Culture Cafe Family Friendly Free Wifi Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop Walks


Free Entry

Event Times

6 Jul 2019 to 4 Nov 2019

Daily Event


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, 6000

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