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)
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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.
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Two new botanical art exhibitions open soon at the Museum of Sydney.
Sydney Living Museums celebrates 200 years of the Royal Botanic Garden with:
“These two striking exhibitions celebrate the fine tradition of botanical art in Australia, from early 19th century watercolours to contemporary artworks, and reveal the extraordinary plant life abundant across Sydney and New South Wales,”
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