This collection of photographs taken by John Jennings shows his meticulous eye for capturing examples of native flora. The botanical names and geographical locations which are paired with the images gives the viewer a fascinating insight into the biodiversity of the Swan Coastal Plains (a 30-km-wide strip on the Indian Ocean coast directly west of the Darling Scarp uplands running from Cape Naturaliste in the south to north of the city of Perth).
The iconic red flowers of the eucalyptus, banksia and anigozanthos (commonly known as Kangaroo Paw) evoke the Noongar season of Djeran (April-May). Djeran is the season of adulthood, and marks the end of the hot summer.
The Noongar Calendar consists of six seasons: Birak (December – January), Bunuru (February – March), Djeran (April – May), Makuru (June – July), Djilba (August – September) and Kambarang (October – November).
John Jennings is a hobby photographer from South Australia, whose Flickr page shows his incredible passion for photography.
Screening daily in May – June 2019, Perth Cultural Centre Screen.