Capturing Flora: 300 Years of Australian Botanical Art
Telopea speciosissima, Waratah, 1837-1842; Miss Maund; Benjamin Maund, publisher; Maund’s The Botanist; handcoloured engraving on paper; Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Purchased with funds from the Joe White Bequest, 2010
September 25 – December 2, 2012
Art Gallery of Ballarat
The much-anticipated exhibition featuring three hundred fifty drawings and prints celebrating Australia’s wildflowers opens tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Visitors to the Art Gallery of Ballarat can attend free talks, attend workshops and take home one of many themed keepsakes created around this exhibition. Visitors will have their choice of a 280-page hardcover catalog, a 2013 calendar, a perpetual diary, note cards, coasters, magnets, mirrors and more!
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Special events are planned throughout the exhibition. A summary is provided below. Visit the exhibition’s Programs and Events page to learn more.
- Art Insight, September 26
Engraving, lithography, scientists and intellectuals
- Let’s Talk Poetry, October 9
Poetry, Australian landscapes and bush poetry
- Art Insight, October 10
The life and work of botanical illustrator, Margaret Flockton.
- Art Insight, October 24
The work of John Pastoriza-Piñol.
Concerts and Recitals
- Musica Botanica, October 3
- Artists Inspire Artistry, November 9 and November 13
- VOX: Flower Songs, November 10
- The Microscopic realm with Lauren Black, September 28
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Admission $12, Concession $8, Child and Gallery Members Free
A Look at ‘Capturing Flora’, courtesy The Art Gallery of Ballarat
Pelargonium australe, East Coast form by Margaret Stones; watercolour & pencil on paper; Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Purchased with funds from the Hilton White Bequest, 2011
Metrosideros lophanta, date?; Pierre Joseph Redouté; Gabriel, engraver; plate 56 from Henri Duhamel du Monceau’s Traite des arbres et arbustes que l’on cultivee en France en pleine terre [Trees and Shrubs that are grown in the ground in France]; handcoloured engraving on paper; Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Purchased with funds from the Joe White Bequest, 2012
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