Banksia menziesii, marked, section C

610 x 910mm
Medium Oil on Linen


Currently showing at ‘Divided Space’ Future Shelter Gallery & Store from Sat 8th—Sun 23rd MAY 2021.

This exhibition presents Jane Coffey’s recent series of oil paintings exploring boundaries found within the urban and natural environments of Perth. These artworks have all been created since COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed in March 2020. Jane was inspired by her daily walks through North Perth and local urban bushland in Inglewood. The exhibition is divided into two sections. One section features paintings inspired by the ever-changing boundaries of remnant Banksia and Tuart Woodlands still found within Perth’s metro area. As a contrast, urban boundaries are explored through three paintings inspired by the North Perth town centre that were completed as part of the City of Vincent COVID Arts Relief Project.

This painting features an example of an urban Banksia menziesii in various stages of flowering. It is located in an area of remnant bushland in the Perth Metro area named the Inglewood Triangle. This Banksia menziesii can be viewed easily from the main path but is currently at great risk from dieback. Marking tape is used for many reasons in natural areas; to mark plants for removal, or to conserve or indicate it has been tested for dieback.