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Woven Wildernest
When
09:00am, Friday, 01 September 2017 - 05:00pm, Sunday, 01 October 2017
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Where
At Western Australian Botanic Garden Lovekin Drive, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia
Phone
(+61 8) 9480 3600
Email
festival@bgpa.wa.gov.au
Categories
Kings Park Festival, Art

A stunning ephemeral sculpture designed by artist Sally Stoneman will be a highlight of your visit to the 2017 Festival.

'Woven Wildernest' sits in the beautiful, peaceful heart of the Western Australian Botanic Garden. The 3 metre high x 6 metre wide art piece was constructed from reclaimed Kings Park timber and incorporates hundreds of native wildflowers. Woven Wildernest honours the Kwongan eco-region of Western Australia and highlights its distinctive flowering plants. The term 'Kwongan' is a Nyoongar word describing the sandy, open, shrub and heath lands of the South West of WA. It is an area of global importance and a significant biodiversity hotspot, with half of the species found nowhere else on earth.

Sally Stoneman, says the nest-like structure 'encompasses concepts of protection, safety and nurture' as a cradle for the wildflower egg, reflecting the relationships of the flora and fauna in the natural world.

Sally Stoneman is a Western Australian artist whose work explores the Australian landscape through sculpture, painting and textiles. Sally has exhibited at major events including Sculpture by the Sea in recent years.

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