Replant: a new generation of botanical art straddles the boundaries between science and art; an excursion into the remarkable world of plants in the tropical north of Australia through the eyes of six Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian printmakers and a photographer. Working with the Northern Territory Herbarium and traditional knowledge custodians from the Daly River region, the artists investigate the unique characteristics of Indigenous plant species that survive and prosper through the climatic extremes of monsoonal rains, dry weather and wild fires.
Through its unique cross-cultural collaborative approach, Replant reflects the traditional role of women as gatherers of food and holders of knowledge, while the process of printmaking has developed as a significant medium for Indigenous artists.
Replant: a new generation of botanical art has been curated and coordinated by Angus and Rose Cameron of Nomad Art Productions. The project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Northern Territory Government through the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts and the Research and Innovation Board & Fund.
Replant: a new generation of botanical art is an Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring exhibition presented by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.
This touring exhibition is supported by The GEO Project - a resources website that features image galleries, critical writing, an education kit and online activities that add a layer of interest, documentation, education and interaction across the GEO exhibitions: Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness, Intimate Transactions, Habitus - Habitat and Replant: a new generation of botanical art.
Printmakers: Fiona Hall (SA), Judy Watson (QLD), Winsome Jobling (NT), Deborah Wurrkidj (NT), Marita Sambono (NT) and Irene Mungatopi (NT).
Photographer: Peter Eve (NT)
Tour Dates 2010
Chinchilla White Gums Gallery: 6 July - 31 July
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery: 6 August - 19 September
The Centre for Scenic Rim Arts & Culture - Beaudesert: 5 October - 27 November
Tour dates 2011
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery: 11 February - 19 March
Grafton Regional Gallery: 13 April - 22 May
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum: 27 May - 25 June
Mundubbera Regional Art Gallery: 16 July - 25 August
Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton: 2 September - 2 October
Cowra Regional Art Gallery: 22 October - 20 November