ANIGOZANTHOS flavidus Common name:Kangaroo PawFamily:HaemodoraceaeGenus:AnigozanthosExposure:Full sunHardiness:Semi-hardySoil type:Well drained/ sandy loamHeight:180cmsSpread:60cms Originating from Southwest Australia, this perennial plant forms a clump of strap-like leaves growing from an underground rhizome, which has evolved to allow the species to regenerate after drought or fire. When established each plant can produce over 350 flowers on long stems, which can grow up to 1.8m in height. The tubular flowers grow at the end of each flower stem in groups of six and have pointed lobes, which curve at their tips giving them a paw-like appearance, hence their common name of ‘Kangaroo Paw’. Tiny hairs cover the flowers,
A MANDALA is a geometric (normally circular) configuration of patterns. In various spiritual traditions, making mandalas is a way to relax, focus attention and a form of meditation. Drawing MANDALAS can help you become more mindful and calm. MATERIAL NEEDED: Fine liners (but if they’re not available, normal pens or felt-tip pens would do too). Paper plates (or alternately circles cut out from a normal sheet of paper/card) Intrigued? Why don't you have a go? Download the PDF tutorial Mandala-doodleDownload
Join Henrietta (Cultural Services Director) on an impromptu walk-through of the current exhibitions.
Join artist Sam Bradbury for weekly online art workshops. A different activity each week inspired by the 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge. Have a go at home using the videos below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ5IWS7ZGI https://youtu.be/gXkRk4IaPwY https://youtu.be/L5R3LqD8Chk https://youtu.be/Gzc8Ik2vw04