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Refugium (WA)

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis St Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
  Refugium  by Tanja Beer | Image Credit: Nick Roux

Refugium by Tanja Beer | Image Credit: Nick Roux

Explore biodiversity in the city through art making with native plants. Inspired by Perth’s unique climate, Melbourne scenographer and performance maker Tanja Beer – and a team of local emerging artists led by Bridget Bathgate – will bring together flora and fauna of past and present to create a bush refuge – a ‘Refugium’. 

The installation – supported by Thrive Research Hub at the University of Melbourne – will display from Monday 3 April until Sunday 9 April, featuring kokedama– a Japanese technique of wrapping plants in moss and string – donated by participants from the BIO + STEAM = Botanical Crafting workshop at Scitech’s CSIRO Lab. Tanja and her team will give a short artist talk and hand back kokedama to workshop participants on Saturday afternoon.



WHEN: Monday 3 - Sunday 9 April, all day (Artist Talk on Saturday 8 April, 3.30 – 4.30pm)
WHERE: Outside First Edition Café, State Library of Western Australia