Susie Vickery: Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist

Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre

August 27 to October 15

About this exhibition

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist will open at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on August 26 continuing to October 16, 2022.

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an immersive and finely crafted installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux.

Vickery presents an alternative history of Labillardière’s journey, with the botanist gradually shedding his European preconceptions as he encounters a rich and ancient land. At a time of accelerating climate crisis, this exhibition invites viewers to reflect on our relationships with home and history, and to imagine an alternative future for the Australian environment.

Image credit: Susie Vickery, Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist installed at Mundaring Arts Centre, 2019. Photo courtesy Artist and Jess Boyce.

This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE. The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.

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Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre


23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo WA 6065


Susie Vickery, Nathan Crotty, Holly Story, Penny Jewell, Susi Rigg.


Installation, Embroidery, Audio Visual.




January 2022 – March 2023.

Cost Share

Through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost this exhibition is offered free of charge to Western Australian Regional Public Galleries.




February 11 - March 24
Carnarvon Library & Gallery
April 8 - May 8
Katanning Library & Gallery
May 14 - July 24
Museum of the Great Southern
August 26 - October 16
Wanneroo Gallery

2022 - 2023

Nov 24, 2022 - Jan 21, 2023
Goldfields Arts Centre

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