June 5, 2021 - June 26, 2021


Artist: Jo Darvall
Location: West Perth
5 - 26 JUNE, WEST PERTH. Official Opening 6-8 pm Thursday 10 June.

"I selected Eucalyptus Wandoo because of its stunning silky white bark, red leaking sap and gnarly form; it also has an Aboriginal name Wandoo. In Noongar, Wandoo means tree. The Wandoo tree has a very hard wood and was used to make wooden nails for boat building. The Wandoo Forest at Mt Observation about 15 Kilometres west of York in WA was my studio. As I drove down the main road into York, I was moved to see Wandoo trees on both sides of the road representing Western Australians killed in world wars." Jo Darvall 2021

Artist Profile have published an online article on Darvall's Wandoo with excerpts from Dr Kevin Robertson's essay; the article is available to view here.
Darvall is an accomplished artist who specialises in watercolours, oil painting and print making. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at VCA in Melbourne in 1989 before moving to Perth.