For the past 4 weeks year 7 students have been researching endangered flora from the Adelaide region. They researched why certain plants were slowly becoming harder to find i.e through introduced species of flora dominating their environment, animals, acidity of soil, loss of water areas, destruction of land, and urbanisation. They also researched about the plants significance to indigenous communities past and present.
Along with this investigation, students researched the work of Chris de Rosa who is a local printmaking artist. She based much of her work on her own habitat and the types of natural environment that she associates with. We looked at her hanky series whereby she focused on introduced flora being symbolic of her own migrant heritage.
Students made contemporary flora prints using foam board on tea-towels, in a way reminiscent of domesticity and our own heritage in Adelaide.