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Capturing Flora

Henry ANDREWS artist, Banksia ericaefolia 1797, hand coloured engraving on paper Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Ferry Foundation 2011 Walter FITCH artist, Reeve, Benham & Reeve publisher, Eucalyptus macrocarpa 1847, hand coloured lithograph on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Hilton White Bequest, 2012 Sydenham EDWARDS artist, Francis SANSOM engraver, S. CURTIS publisher, Doryanthes excelsa plate published 1 Nov 1814, hand coloured engraving on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased, 2011 Rosa FIVEASH artist, Harcourt BARRETT collaborating artist, lithographer, Eucalyptus pyriformis 1888, chromolithograph, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Purchased with funds from the Hilton White Bequest, 2011 Guillaume SEVEREYNS lithographer, after Ellis ROWAN, William ROBINSON author, Blandfordia flammea var. Princeps, B.nobilis & B.marginata 1895, chromolithograph on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Hilton White Bequest, 2011 Unknown artist, Nymphaea gigantea c1855, lithograph on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat, Purchased with funds from the Joe White Bequest 2012”, 1937, oil on cardboard, Gift of Howard Hinton 1939 J. HART artist, F. W. SMITH engraver, Robert SWEET author, J. Ridgway & Sons publisher, Anigozanthus manglesii 1835, hand coloured engraving on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from the Hilton White Bequest, 2012 Unknown artist, Ambroise VERSCHAFFELT publisher, Clianthus dampieri 1858, lithograph on paper, Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat Purchased with funds from public donation, 2011
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.