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Image credit: Susie Vickery, Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist, 2022. Photo by Connie Fletcher. Image courtesy of Carnarvon Library & Gallery.

Susie Vickery: Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist

About this exhibition

Final Destination: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, March 24 – May 21 2023

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.

Manjimup Art GalleryFebruary 3 – March 7
Geraldton Regional Art GalleryMarch 24 – May 21, 2023
ARTISTSSusie Vickery, Nathan Crotty, Holly Story, Penny Jewell, Susi Rigg.
MEDIAInstallation, Embroidery, Audio Visual.
MARKETINGMarketing Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)
INTERPRETATION MATERIALSExhibition and sponsorship panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)
TOUR DURATIONJanuary 2022 – May 2023.
Available WA and interstate.
COST SHAREThrough the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost this exhibition is offered free of charge to Western Australian Regional Public Galleries.



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

Venue: Expressions of Interest
Exhibition/s of Interest

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.