When: Friday 18 January - Saturday 6 April
Where: Lavington Library, Northpoint Tower, Griffith Road, Lavington
Voyages Botanical is artist Christine Johnson’s tribute to the untamed treasures of Australia’s vast native flower garden. It is indeed a voyage: through rare and wonderful landscapes, but also through our botanical heritage and history.
Voyages Botanical was inspired by Johnson’s time as a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. Her 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. This was the beginning of Johnson’s own creative journey that at once honours our past, present and future.
Image: Solar-plate engraving, 56 x 47cm, Christine Johnson, Chorizema illicifolia