Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, features art exhibitions and displays with environmental and cultural themes.

Untamed Landscape by Lesley Kane

The unique rock and land formations of the Kimberley’s ignited Lesley Kane’s passion for geology. That passion was the inspiration for this exhibition which was both challenging and rewarding.

The Kimberley region in Western Australia was one of the few parts of this continent Lesley hadn’t explored, visited and recorded in paint or charcoal prior to 2019. Last year Lesley jumped at the opportunity to take part in an artists retreat at Diggers Rest homestead, a working cattle station in the north west of that State.  It was an unforgettable experience.

The landscape, the community and best of all – the chance to explore and get creative – Lesley favourite things. And both at the same time!

These works were painted in and around Wyndham in 2019 and Lesley hope they express the enthusiasm, excitement and humility - felt when Lesley was surrounded by the power of these timeless, unique land forms.

This exhibition will be on display in the Lagoons Gallery in the Botanic Gardens Café from Wednesday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 28. The Café is open 7 days a week.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens on phone (07) 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au