SAMDB officer wins People’s Choice Award at exhibition

Natural Resources South Australian Murray Darling Basin’s Ranges to River Senior Project Officer Nicola Barnes won the People’s Choice Award for the ‘Mother Nature' SALA art exhibition, which was recently held in the foyer of DEW’s Waymouth Street office.

The People’s Choice Award was given to this painting of Wahlenbergia stricta by Nicola Barnes

Nicola, who also works as a botanist in the Adelaide Hills, won with a delicate botanical watercolour 'Wahlenbergia stricta’.

Most of Nicola’s work focuses on the smaller herbs, orchids and lilies of South Eastern Australia. In particular, her passion is painting understorey plants, particularly those from grassy woodlands and native grasslands.

The SALA exhibition was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in SA and received positive feedback from staff and community.