The Artist & the Botanical Collector - Art Collector

Kennedia prostrata, watercolour by Gertrude Lovegrove, c1891. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Courtesy: the artist and Sydney Living Museums, Sydney.

 Featuring a collection of original wildflower paintings from the 1890s, this exhibition highlights the partnership between amateur artist Gertrude Lovegrove and botanical collector William Bäuerlen. The show reveals their ambitious and ultimately unsuccessful endeavour to produce a multi-part publication called The wild flowers of New South Wales. Presented as part of the 200th birthday celebrations of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

  Exhibition opens: 13 August 2016
Exhibition closes: 20 November 2016
Location: Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip streets, Sydney
Contact: 02 9251 5988

About Sydney living Museums
Sydney Living Museums cares for a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW.

Our purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places in our care and their collections on to future generations to enjoy.

We bring our museums to life through a dynamic and diverse program of exhibitions, research and events such as walks, talks and tours so that our visitors can experience Sydney's past as if they had lived it themselves.

We were established in 1980 as the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to manage, maintain and interpret buildings and places of historic importance for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2013 we launched our new identity as Sydney Living Museums to refresh and unify our diverse range of properties and highlight our role and relevance for current and future generations.

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