Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson
Artistic Endeavour marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour‘s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “… curious plants [they] met with on shore”.
About the exhibition
Showcasing new works by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland, the exhibition is an innovative exploration of the artistic, scientific, environmental and cultural significance of this chapter in Queensland’s botanical heritage.
Co-Curators: Beth Jackson and Dr Nita C Lester.
If you would like to see images of the artworks and more information on each of the plants in Artistic Endeavour, they are available on the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland’s website.
Gillian Alfredson; Catherin Bull; Edwin Butler; Robyn Douglas; Naomi Florence; Sandra Ford; Jennifer Foster-Hamilton; Maria del Carmen (K-le) Gomez Cabrera; Julia Hancock; Anne Hayes; Cassandra Hodgins; Tanya Hoolihan; Beverley J Irwin; Florence Joly; Dianne Lois Kelly; Nita C Lester; Dorothee Nijgh de Sampayo Garrido; Minjung Oh; Ann Phillips; Colin Price; Pauline Putland; Eva Richards; Beryl Robertson; Inger Rowe; Louise Saunders; Ann Schinkel; Liz Showniruk; Marcelle Stirling; Kay Sulivan; Ellen Terrell; Penny Watson; Lindsay Watts; Gwenda White.
Artistic Endeavour education resource
Artistic Endeavour catalogue
Artistic Endeavour room brochure
Exhibition Co-Curator, Beth Jackson, and exhibiting artist, Julia Hancock, discuss exhibition development and give insights into creating new botanical inspired artworks.
Exhibition Artists reflect on their botanical art practices – Eva Richards, Anne Hayes, Nita C Lester.
Exhibition Artists share insights into their approach to the artistic challenges of botanical art – Louise Saunders, Lindsay Watts, Florence Joly, Catherin Bull.
Reflections on the historical and contemporary significance of the exhibition at its launch at Redcliffe Museum in 2020 – Leanne Kelly, Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD; Co-Curators Beth Jackson and Dr Nita C Lester; Exhibition Artists, Cassandra Hodgins and Marcelle Stirling.
Artistic Endeavour is an initiative of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program; the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments; and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council and sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and Winsor & Newton.