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Linda Tegg with Vivienne Hansen


Linda Tegg with Vivienne Hansen Fri 9 Feb – Sun 3 Mar Carillon City FREE
Fri 9 Feb – Sun 3 Mar at Carillon City, FREE

A Perth Festival Commission

Wetland by Linda Tegg, in consultation with Balladong Whadjuk woman Vivienne Hansen, is a key commission leading the Perth Festival’s visual arts program. This experiential artwork broadens Linda’s practice of assembling plant communities within the built environment and Vivienne’s practice of developing and sharing her unique knowledge of indigenous medicinal plants.

Once a thriving nexus of consumer culture, Carillon City awaits a new occupation. As Festival audiences navigate the emptied arcade, they encounter a wetland that has quietly reclaimed the space. Visitors are invited to join the active plant community, reminiscent of the brackish swamplands that once lined the foreshores of the Swan River. A waterbody creates a new platform for connecting people and plants in a shared condition.

Click here to read about bush food from Boorloo wetlands by Vivienne Hansen. 

Linda Tegg

Linda Tegg is an Australian artist who makes work out of inhabiting and reconfiguring the conditions of spectatorship. Her work explores the world as natural made cultural (and cultural made natural again) through her ecological interventions. Within her immersive installations, plants, animals, images and the built environment are brought into unlikely proximities to generate new points of orientation and relation. This speculative work questions the impulses and methods used to frame the world as resource and seeks new forms of coexistence. Linda’s artwork engages with cultural institutions as well as public space and has been widely exhibited in Australia, the United States, and Europe. In 2018, Tegg was the Co-Creative Director, with Baracco+Wright Architects, of Repair, the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Vivienne Hansen

Vivienne ‘Binyarn’ Hansen is a Balladong Wadjuk Yorga woman from the Bibbulmun Nation, or Noongar people, of the south-west of Western Australia. After a childhood of learning about traditional medicine, Vivienne undertook formal training at the Marr Mooditj Foundation and completed Certificate IV in Bush and Western Herbal Medicine. She was also the first Indigenous member of the National Herbalist Association of Australia and presented at the 7th International Conference on Herbal Medicine in 2010. Vivienne is passionate about Noongar language and culture and engages in select opportunities to share her knowledge.

Time & Location

Fri 9 Feb – Sun 3 Mar

Tue – Thu 11am – 6pm | Fri 11am – 8pm | Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm Carillon City, entry via Hay Street mall, Perth CBD / Karboordup


Free Event

  • The installation is made up of a wetland with a flooded boardwalk area. Patrons are required to stay on the boardwalk in order to view the wetland area.
  • Accessible Entrance to Linda Tegg Exhibition via level entry off Murray Street Mall or via the lift in Trinity Arcade from Hay Street Mall.
  • For assistance with the accessible entrance please see the Front of House staff at the entry off the Hay Street Mall.

Entrance to the exhibition is via stairs off Hay Street Mall.

Venue has a maximum capacity of 39 people and at times you may be required to wait to enter.

Event Partners


  • Supported by Wind Over Water Foundation


  • Linda Tegg with Vivienne Hansen 'Wetland', installation view. Photo by Louise Coghill.
  • Linda Tegg, 'Adjacent Field', Milan, 2019, installation view. Courtesy the artist

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