Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist
January 1 to March 31
About this exhibition
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 in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
The Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.
Susie Vickery, Nathan Crotty, Holly Story, Penny Jewell, Susi Rigg.
Installation, Embroidery, Audio Visual.
Approx. 50 running metres.
January 2022 – March 2023.
Through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost this exhibition is offered free of charge to Western Australian Regional Public Galleries.
2022 - 2023