Finding Wild

I’d like to share news about my forthcoming exhibition at Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Dianna Wells
Finding Wild

Wednesday 28 March 6–8 pm
Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Victoria Marles, CEO of Trust for Nature, will open the exhibition.

Finding Wild is an exhibition of hand-printed black-and-white photographs and lumen prints. These works engage with landscape, botany and 19th-century photography to explore the notion of ‘the new wild’ – where introduced plant species grow wild in bushland and urban fringe environments, primarily within and surrounding Melbourne.

What is contemporary wilderness? Can plants considered weeds, such as fireweed and African boxthorn, sustain biodiversity in dunes, creeks and remnant bushland within our city and its fringes? Indigenous species found in the dunes on Brighton’s Dendy Street Beach and at Deep Creek in the coastal township of Torquay coexist with many invasive but benign species that prevent erosion and provide habitat for birds, reptiles, insects and other animals.

Artist floor talk
Friday 6 April 12.30 pm

Exhibition Dates
29 March – 22 April 2018

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield (enter via Glen Eira Road)
Open Monday–Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday–Sunday 1–5 pm
Closed public holidays
Free admission

Senecio madagasariensis (fireweed)#1

Senecio madagasariensis (fireweed)#1, 2017, lumen print, 28 x 35.5 cm

Fireweed, 2017, gelatin silver print, 50 x 50 cm

Fireweed, 2017, gelatin silver print, 50 x 50 cm



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