Event details


Date and time

  • Friday 29 September, 1-2pm

Event type

  • Talk

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Legacies of Botanical Art: Dorothy Erickson

Friday, 29 September

Dorothy Erickson provides an historical perspective on WA wildflower paintings, their role in promoting women's art and biodiversity.

Paintings of WA wildflowers have contributed to a wide appreciation wildflowers and the promotion of wildflower tourism in WA; they have also assisted in female artists gaining economic and social independence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Join Dorothy Erickson to hear an historical perspective on the place of art in documenting and disseminating knowledge and the preservation of the unique biodiversity of WA wildflowers.A writer for art, design and heritage publications and with over 40 solo and 350 group exhibitions featuring contemporary jewellery, Dorothy Erickson has gained an international profile as an artist and an historian, winning many awards. She was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame in 2020.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.



Emily Pelloe, Leschenaultia biloba Lindley, (detail), 1922, watercolour, 37 x 27.7 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of St Catherine's College, 1970. Photograph by Rob Frith

Detail of a work by Dorothy Erickson, Leschenaultia biloba, necklace, 2012