Memorial for Forgotten Plants
Sunroom Studio | April - May 2019
Continuing the project Memorial for Forgotten Plants, with a focus on the Port Noarlunga area, Flaherty will undertake research with the City of Onkaparinga’s Sustainability Team (through the Climate is Change initiative) to identify the original species of local native flora and their vanishing natural environments.
The project will develop “memorials” depicted in the form of ink drawings, collected plant stories and paper installations honouring the tenuous place held by local vegetation due to the impact of introduced species.
Exploration into native plant revegetation, especially in urban backyards, may uncover stories of hope for the future. A series of workshops will accompany the residency.
Exhibition dates: Saturday 22 June - Saturday 27 July 2019
Exhibition venue: Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga SA 5167
Image credit: Louise Flaherty, Forgotten Plants - Adelaide CBD, 2018, ink on paper, 162cmx 148cm.