It’s been a delight to have local painter Rowena Keall Walsh as our Artist in Residence in 2018.

Rowena Keall Walsh working in Kings Park.

A professional painter for over 20 years, Rowena has spent countless hours in Kings Park over the past 12 months preparing for her upcoming 'Paintings of Kings Park' exhibition at the Cullity Gallery at The University of Western Australia in September.   

With 10 solo exhibitions in WA already under her belt, her work is in many public and private Australian and international collections including Perth Airport. Rowena is inspired by the conservation of WA's bushland, flora and fauna and finds great inspiration in painting in Kings Park. 

'I am constantly amazed at the intricacy of our native wildflowers and their ability to survive such extreme conditions. Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a wonderful asset to Perth and I feel truly grateful to be learning so much about our spectacular native flora', Rowena says.

As well as her exhibition, Rowena will also be holding a wildflower drawing workshop in September where she'll guide participants through observational drawing as they study the wide variety of textures, colours and shapes of WA's most beautiful wildflowers.

Rowena's exhibition at the Cullity Gallery will highlight some of the magnificent plant species found in the WA Botanic Garden as well as capture the Park's gorgeous vistas and views across the Swan River. The exhibition will be held from Friday 31 August to Sunday 16 September during the Kings Park Festival.

For more information about Rowena's exhibition or drawing workshop, visit the events calendar.

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