The Artist & the Botanical Collector: the Lost Works of Lovegrove & Bäuerlen - opens at the Museum of Sydney on 13 August 2016 until 20 November 2016.
The Artist & the Botanical Collector explores the partnership between
Part 1 of the book Wildflowers of New South Wales by William Baeuerlen and Gertrude Lovegrove was published in Sydney by Angus & Robertson in January 1891. However it was only 12 pages long.
The link in the title of the book (and the image) is to the digitised version of the book in the Digital Collection of the National Library of Australia
It has been intended that The Wild Flowers of New South Wales it would comprise 25 parts, part 1 of was published in Sydney. However further parts never came to fruition and there are now only a handful of copies of the first part are known to be held in Australian public collections.
The exhibition will feature
NOTE: A substantial part of Bäuerlen's collections are held at:
Links: Encyclopedia of Australian Science - Biographical Entry: Baeuerlen, William (1840 - 1917)
Visit the Exhibition:
Where: Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House (Cnr Bridge and Phillip streets, Sydney)
Admission: Free with Museum of Sydney entry (Adult $10 | Concession/child (under 15) $5 | Family $20 | Members free)
Transport: Public transport recommended. Museum of Sydney is one block back from Circular Quay which is serviced by trains, buses and ferries.
More Botanical Art Exhibitions in Australia
You can see more about other botanical art exhibitions in Australia on this page on this website Botanical Art Exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand
There are two upcoming exhibition tours of the Brazil – a powerhouse of plants, Margaret Mee and her legacy exhibition with Dr Sherwood on
Event details: The tour will last a maximum of 45 mins
Venue: Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
Price: Included with entry to the Gardens, however booking is essential.
To book a place on a tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8332 3622.
If you're wondering where the page for the second tour is, there isn't one as yet. However the Gallery Manager of the The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art sent me both dates so you can be assured both are "definite".
The image above is of Dr Sherwood at the Preview. She's standing next to Philodendron painted with the background of the Amazon Forest. Margaret Mee painted the forest as a background towards the end of her life during her campaign to save it from destruction by the loggers.
You can find out more about:
The Lindley Library at the headquarters of the Royal Horticultural Society specialises in botanical art and garden history. The botanical art collection of the Lindley Library is the home of the artwork purchased from artists displaying at the RHS Botanical Art Show - as well as many treasures produced by artists in the past.
It is often a place of reference for botanical artists wanting to find out more about a topic they are interested in.
However, anybody wanting to pay a visit to the Lindley Library this winter - or during the RHS Botanical Art Show in February - will need to have a rethink as it will be closed.
The RHS have announced the arrangements for the temporary closure of the Lindley Library while they undertake a major refurbishment project. All the botanical art has been packed up and sent off to safe and secure storage!
You can find details of the arrangements and dates online in Lindley Library closure winter 2015/16 (pdf file)
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