Aug, 2018

Voyages Botanical

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You are invited to the Official Exhibition Opening of
Voyages Botanical

An exhibition inspired by the artist’s Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria. Johnson’s research, which drew on the library’s collection of rare books of botanical illustration, took her back to the pioneering work of early botanical artists including Sydney Parkinson, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Ferdinand Bauer and was the beginning of her own creative journey. She tells the story of these early years of the exploration of Australia – embellishing it by blending art with science, cartography and facsimiles of writings from the explorers’ journals. Johnson creates delicate and beautifully-realised solar plate engravings of wildflowers – powerful symbols of the vulnerability and fragility of Australia’s natural environment and heritage.

Friday 14 September, 6.00pm
15 September – 6 November 2018
John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
@ Dogwood Crossing, Miles
Wednesday 12 September
07 4628 5330

John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery
Proudly supported by Murilla Hardware Supplies

The freight for this exhibition was supported in kind by Rick Orr & Susan Cooper Pack & Send Shepparton

Image caption:
Christine Johnson | Chorizema illicifolia 2015 | Solar-plate engraving | 56 x 47 cm