Dr Elizabeth Edmonds
Palaeoecologist, artist, gallery owner and curator
Elizabeth is passionate about protecting the wild landscapes of the Walpole Wilderness on the south coast of WA. After completing her doctorate in palaeoecology at the University of WA, she moved to Walpole where her environmental commitments have spanned international climate change research groups, working as the Walpole Wilderness Project Dieback Officer, and co-organising major citizen science events for the Walpole Nornalup National Parks Association. In 2016, Elizabeth and her husband David opened Petrichor Gallery in Walpole, which showcases many artists’ works and uses the visual arts to engage the community with the natural environment. Elizabeth’s contemporary watercolours, pencil and mixed media paintings combine her insights and experiences as a palaeoecologist and her love of nature.
Peat, Fossils, Palaeohistory + Art
Red tingle and red flowering gums, peat swamps and pollen fossils — all this magic is focused in the glorious Walpole Wilderness and our storyteller is DR ELIZABETH EDMONDS. Elizabeth lives an incredible life as a scientist, artist and gallery owner. Here she explains how she’s weaving together these threads to protect the places, plants and wildlife she loves.