Trees – ANCA Gallery

Work by Wendy Dodd, Deborah Faeryglenn, Susan Hey, Janet Meaney, Sharon People and Marli Popple, until 5 August 2018

This beautiful and diverse collection of work invites the viewer to contemplate the way trees and other vegetation form important communicative networks both above and below the ground. The reading of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees stimulated discussion within the larger group of which these artists are members, Networks Australia, and has informed much of the work in this exhibition. 

Booktopia tells us:

In this international bestseller – which has sold more than 320,000 copies in Germany alone – forester and author Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to reveal the ways in which trees are like human families and communities: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

Trees at ANCA provides a sensory treat for audiences with sound, moving image, sculptural works, textural works and 2D and 3D works on paper and   other substrates. ANCA is open Wednesday to Sunday 12 to 5. Information at

  Barbie’s site interview with Wendy, Deborah, Susan, Janet and Sharon