In the winter of 2016, Sydney Living Museums presented two botanical art exhibitions at the Museum of Sydney: Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden and The Artist & the Botanical Collector: the Lost Works of Lovegrove & Bäuerlen.

The exhibitions celebrated the fine tradition of botanical art in Australia, from late 19th century watercolours by Gertrude Lovegrove to contemporary illustrations by more than 60 local and international artists.

Revealing the extraordinary plant life abundant across Sydney and New South Wales, the artworks evoke an ongoing cycle of growth, reproduction, decay and renewal so familiar to garden lovers.

Sydney Living Museums was delighted to present these two exhibitions as part of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s 200th birthday.



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