Plant Notes

Louise Flaherty and Laura Wills with Naomi Keyte and Belinda Gehlert (SA)

Plant Notes is an ephemeral art tour investigating the remnant flora on Kaurna Yerta/ the Adelaide Plains, and in this iteration the mangroves (Avicennia marina) which inhabit the Yerta Bulti/Port Adelaide region. 

Louise Flaherty and Laura Wills are collaborating South Australian visual artists, both with drawing and installation backgrounds alongside strong interests in creating site responsive and participatory works. Their practices reflect and generate curiosity with the natural environment. They have invited two acclaimed South Australian composers and musicians, Belinda Gehlert (violinist) and Naomi Keyte (singer songwriter) to collaborate on engaging social-distancing publics through creating an audible experience of their work.

The project riffs from the history of botanical illustrations as a way to record science and knowledge, to a contemporary and explorative process conveying feelings, loss, the unsaid and the underrepresented.

Creative Team: Co-creators – Louise Flaherty and Laura Wills with Belinda Gehlert and Naomi Keyte

Image: Louise Flaherty


Vitalstatistix acknowledges that we, and our home Waterside, are on Kaurna Country, its sovereignty never ceded. We acknowledge Kaurna people as the continuing custodians of the Adelaide Plains who have a spiritual relationship with this land. We respect their cultural authority. We pay our respect to Kaurna Elders, past, present and emerging, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.