Thursday 5th October we’ll be launching our latest sculptural commission for the Understory Art & Nature Trail. Join artist, Megan Evans for a light afternoon tea and artist talk on site from 3.30pm. Entry to the trail is free from 3.30-4.30pm (prior-booking essential).
The inspiration for this exquisite hand painted china tea set, called ‘Peacock Spider Comes to Tea’ is the stunning Peacock Spiders of the Southern Forests region. These miniature, yet magnificently coloured and ornately patterned beauties rumble and romp in the leaf litter, while most humans are oblivious to their existence. Featuring 12 species of peacock spider local to the South West, this whimsical work will increase awareness of these wondrous creatures, and perhaps challenge some assumptions about china painting.
For catering purposes and free access to the Understory trail RSVP online here before October 20th.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Megan is one of WA’s leading masters in the field of China Painting.
Megan was born in Pemberton and spent her childhood in Manjimup. While she has lived in Perth for many years, she’s always maintained a strong connection with the Southern Forests and Valleys region, with a particular soft spot for Windy Harbour.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
‘Peacock Spider Comes to Tea’ was officially opened on Saturday 28th January by Kathryn Stafford, Director of Gallows Gallery, Perth.
Megan’s exhibition and residency is supported by a grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries.