Geelong Botanic Gardens revealed - Art Collector

Deb Chirnside, Nematolepis squamea (satinwood), 2015. Watercolour. Courtesy: the artist and Geelong Gallery

A world of mysterious, rare and unusual plants is growing in our historic public Gardens. Investigate this living collection from a new perspective—the art of botanical illustration.
Explore the subtleties of form, pattern and texture of selected species through the work of botanical artists from the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens that provide an intimate view into the world of plants.

Exhibition opens: 30 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 June 2016
Location: Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220
Contact: 03 5229 3645

About Geelong Gallery

Established in 1896, the Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. A particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region.

The Gallery’s collection includes many works of national significance such as Eugène von Guérard’s View of Geelong (1856) and Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890).

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