Exhibition Preview & Talk

The Artist & the Botanical Collector

Members and their guests are invited to join Megan Martin, Head of Collections and Access at Sydney Living Museums for a floor talk and preview of the upcoming exhibition The Artist & the Botanical Collector. 

The exhibition tells the story of a collaboration between amateur artist Gertrude Lovegrove (1859-1961) and botanical collector William Bäuerlen (1840-1917) to produce a multi-part publication The wild flowers of New South Wales.  Part 1 was published in a small print run in January 1891 but no other parts followed.

In 2013 Sydney Living Museums acquired a collection of Lovegrove’s original watercolours for the publication and in the process uncovered a network of Shoalhaven connections between both the artist and the collector and the McKenzie and Thorburn families associated with SLM’s house museum Meroogal in Nowra.



Members: Free

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When & Where

Friday 12 August 2016 11AM–12PM

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988

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