Culture Bites 2022
Pearls and Plates 2022
Exhibition by Roger Swainston
Roger Swainston was raised in the WA wheatbelt surrounded by wildlife and he has drawn and painted since childhood. He graduated from UWA with a BSc in Zoology in 1981 and since then his career as a natural history artist has taken him to some of the most remote locations on the planet.
Roger is now recognised as one of the foremost marine life artists in the world. His work illustrating fishes for numerous identification guides and scientific volumes is well known to many West Australians and over the past three decades he has created more than 6000 paintings of fishes and crustaceans.
His work is held by institutions and private collectors around the world and a panoramic painting of a coral reef ecosystems is now permanently diplayed in the WA Museum.
Roger is presently working on several major projects; drawing, painting and monitoring the environment of the Ningaloo reef, closely following 5 sites there since 2001; and pursuing his goal of painting all the world's Rock Lobsters from specimens.
With his partner Catherine they created the Image Bank ANIMA; an extensive collection of Indo-Pacific marine life illustrations. From his studio in Fremantle Roger continues to create highly detailed life-size portraits of fishes and other marine life and makes regular trips north to work on underwater drawings of the Ningaloo Reef.
Pearls and Plates 2022
Stepping away from traditional settings, Liddon Pearls strives to highlight the beauty of this natural gem with a minimalist design that are created for a sophisticated and hip woman who appreciates subtle luxury that is fresh and contemporary.
Jane is an artist and painter, she creates one of a kind silver pieces with her personal jeweller artisan. Michela has a background in design and has worked in the fashion industry in Europe and Asia, she has designed a collection working with Italian artisans to ensure the best quality of workmanship. Jesse has selected the finest pearls from the last harvests. Together they create collection of essential elegance that represents their eclectic taste, passion for travel and history.
Inspired by the modernity of the world cities and a passion for fashion, the jewellery is also a story of family love and respect for the sea.
Each piece in the collection is absolutely unique in shape and color. All the pearls used in the collection are produced at the family Pearl Farm in the pristine waters surrounding Post Office Island, Southern Group Abrolhos.