Artistic Endeavour

Lead image for Artistic Endeavour

Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson

Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.

Showcasing new works by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland, the exhibition is an innovative exploration of the artistic, scientific, environmental and cultural significance of this chapter in Queensland’s botanical heritage.

Exhibiting artists

Gillian Alfredson | Catherin Bull | Edwin Butler | Robyn Douglas | Naomi Florence | Sandra Ford | Jennifer Foster-Hamilton | Maria del Carmen (K-le) Gomez Cabrera | Julia Hancock | Anne Hayes | Cassandra Hodgins | Tanya Hoolihan | Beverley Irwin | Florence Joly | Diane Lois Kelly | Nita C Lester | Dorothee Nijgh de Sampayo Garrido | Minjung Oh | Ann Phillips | Colin Price | Pauline Putland | Eva Richards | Beryl Robertson | Inger Rowe | Louise Saunders | Ann Schinkel | Liz Showniruk | Marcelle Stirling | Kay Sullivan | Ellen Terrell | Penny Watson | Lindsay Watts | Gwenda White

An initiative of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland, and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. Supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Proudly sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and Winsor & Newton.

Image credit: Catherin Bull, Eucalyptus platyphylla, poplar gum (detail), watercolour, graphite on paper, 2019. 


  • Saturday, 13 June 2020 - Sunday, 06 September 2020


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