Blue Mountains Botanica

25 August – 14 October

For more than two centuries the unique vegetation of the Blue Mountains region has provided a rich treasure trove for some of Australia’s most notable botanists and botanical illustrators. By naming and documenting a myriad of plant species they paved the way for today’s conservation and research efforts.

Developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens  and Domain Trust Blue Mountains Botanica delves into the history of botanical exploration of the Blue Mountains and features historical botanical illustrations, plant specimen and archival material drawn from the National Herbarium of NSW, the Daniel Solander Library and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

The exhibition will also feature a selection of works by contemporary Sydney and Blue Mountains artists who incorporate botanical elements in their works through a range of media such as drawing, photography and installations. Exhibiting  artists are James Blackwell, Tania Bowers, Ona Janzen, Jennifer Leahy & Edith Pass, Angela Lober, Julie Nettleton, Edith Rewa and Jacqueline Spedding.

A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

With support of the Leura Garden Festival and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah


View the e-catalogue here

Image: Telopea speciosissima, botanical illustration from Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 1808. Image courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust