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Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artistsí response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson

Museums & Galleries Queensland is seeking expressions of interest for a new touring exhibition, Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson (working title), by artists from the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland.

Curated by Beth Jackson in collaboration with artist and botanist Dr Nita C Lester, this exhibition reflects on the significance of botanical specimens collected from our region 250 years ago, and the emergence of botanical art. It showcases sixty-five exquisite works by thirty-three members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ).

Tour Dates

From August 2020 onwards.

More information


Rachael De Groot
Exhibition Program Officer
07 3059 9745


Banner image: Penny Watson, Lotus australis (detail). Digital print, 55 x 38 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.


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Hendra QLD 4011

t: (07) 3059 9740 / Freecall within QLD: 1800 866 101

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