This exhibition will be part of “Weed Week” - observed throughout the Shire. Three local film makers are putting together short films themed on weeds and there are a few workshops planned on weeds – painting of and weaving with weeds maybe … and all will be held at - and promoted through - the Maleny Library.
The opening is next Friday night, but the exhibition can be seen by clicking HERE
My small contribution is...
|A Carpet Of Purple (not a great photo, sorry)|
... and I believe that it's already SOLD. I'm delighted.
Patterson's Curse is toxic to most grazing animals and is Australia's worst broadleaf temperate pasture weed. The weed is native to Mediterranean Europe and northern Africa and was introduced to Australia in the 1850s as an ornamental garden plant.
It reduces pasture productivity and is toxic to livestock and It degrades the natural environment by crowding out and suppressing native vegetation.
Despite this, from an artist’s view, the brilliant purple of paddocks covered with the weed are an absolute delight to behold. My childhood memories of life in the Riverina are coloured with this gorgeous purple.