The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney – Celebrating 200 years
A quality production with newly-commissioned full-page illustrations of 87 historically significant plants in Sydney’s three botanical gardens.
Sixty four leading botanical artists have contributed work to this wonderful collection. The majority are Australian, with 23 international artists also contributing. Almost all of the artists are represented in the major public and private collections around the world, and have been awarded medals.
The illustrations will be exhibited at the Museum of Sydney from July to October 2016.
87 plants have been chosen for their botanical and historical significance. All but a few have been painted life size, and then reduced by approximately half for reproduction in the book. Presenting a variety of contemporary styles, representing individual artistic responses to the plants, while always retaining botanical accuracy.
Featuring a foreword by Dr Shirley Sherwood, introductory essay by Beverly Allen, a historic overview by Colleen Morris, followed by text for each plant: a botanic description and the plant’s fascinating historic and cultural significance. Artist biographies follow at the end.
Colour illustrations throughout
300mm x 245mm