GREENOUGH / MULLEWA
Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus exaltatus) 2018
"The Mulla Mulla flower is one of the most common and recognisable flowers from the Kalgoorlie region. Ptilotus is from the Greek, ptilon, meaning down or feathers, a reference to the appearance of the flowers. Exaltatus meaning tall, referring to the flower spikes. They are usually herbaceous perennials with flowers in dense, brightly-coloured conicalheads. There are about 100 species in the genus Ptilotus, all but one occurring only in Australia.”
Mulla Mulla Designs are a collaborative team who offer fresh, grounded, modern patterns and lively Australian designs that show traces of their local origin and savvy professional outreach into the realm of public art and commercial graphic design. The team offers a new voice to the vibrancy of Western Australia. Helen Ansell is an artist who innovates from her source material and context, to produce abstracted yet recognisable designs that would fit the clients’ brief. With her specific style, she works conceptually with geometrics and colour to reinterpret vividly the unique aspects of flora, fauna, and place. Peta Riley is involved in the consultation, and interpretation of the design process, producing possible visual presentation formats for in-situ concept plans and covers reproduction and licensing strategies. She is also a Visual Arts lecturer at Central Regional College of TAFE.
Fossick & Co
93 Egan St, Kalgoorlie