CHRISTINE JOHNSON Xerochrysum bracteatum 2014 solar plate engraving

Lunchtime Talk

9 January, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Find out more about the exhibition Voyages Botanical and join Christine (Artist and Recipient of the Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria) for a lunchtime talk.

Johnson’s aim is simple: to tell the story of the early years of the exploration of Australia – but embellishing it by blending art with science, cartography and facsimiles of writings from the explorers’ journals, including the flowers they picked along the way.

Free with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.

IMAGE: CHRISTINE JOHNSON  Xerochrysum bracteatum 2014 Solar-plate engraving created from the original copper-plate engraving of Sydney Parkinson’s drawing drawing and a page from Sir Joseph Bank’s Endeavour Journal