Capturing Flora: passion for the exotick. This exhibition of Australian botanical art 1700-1900 will take visitors through a historical journey of how Australia’s amazing and diverse flora have been recorded, interpreted and popularized by botanical artists from William Dampier and the early explorers to the present day. The 350 original drawings and prints range from colourful works which celebrate Australia's vibrant and flamboyant wildflowers to black and white drawings which are incredibly detailed and meticulously observed. The most comprehensive exhibition of Australian botanical art ever held in Australia, it's a show that will appeal to anyone who has ever looked at a flower. An exhibition from the Art Gallery of Ballarat.