Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Lifestyle -­mu­ni­ d474308

HE has painted Peter Brock and Danny Green for the Archibald Prize and now South Perth artist Peter Ken­dall will open up his home stu­dio as part of an event to bring art and na­tive plants to­gether.

While Ken­dall’s lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion is on dis­play, WA na­tive gar­den plant spe­cial­ist Boxed Green will talk about the new gar­den it is cre­at­ing at his house on Oc­to­ber 7 and 8.

Ken­dall said he had gained in­spi­ra­tion from Boxed Green and the gar­den­ers felt the same way about him.

“I’m happy to open my gar­den for the pub­lic to en­joy (and) I’ll be talk­ing about my art dur­ing the two days,” he said.

“The art­work that will be on dis­play will be re­lated to the bush, whether it’s the dif­fer­ent places that I’ve been or where other peo­ple have been and I’ve seen pho­tos of.”

Boxed Green co-founder Graeme Mitchell said the con­cept for the gar­den started af­ter see­ing Ken­dall’s large gum tree in his back­yard.

“We were do­ing work at an­other house around the cor­ner when we spot­ted it,” he said.

“We talked with Peter and worked out what we’re do­ing. We don’t use any prod­ucts like mulch or fer­tilis­ers.

“We are prob­a­bly still one year away from fin­ish­ing the gar­den.

“Dur­ing the event, we will be hold­ing some work­shops and talk­ing about what we do.”

Reg­is­tra­tion for the event can be made on Eventbrite or by vis­it­ing www.boxed­green.

The lo­ca­tion will be pro­vided at reg­is­tra­tion.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Artist Peter Ken­dall has teamed up with Boxed Green’s Graeme Mitchell and Sue Demp­ster.

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