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Capturing flora at Ballarat Art Gallery

"Capturing flora" exhibition at Art Gallery of Ballarat

Last week I had a quick trip to Ballarat to view the current exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, “Capturing flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art”. Taking its inspiration from Helen Hewson’s 1999 book “Australia: three hundred years of botanical illustration” the exhibition explores the illustration of Australian plants from the earliest examples … Read more


In conjunction with Metal as anything, the retrospective exhibition of Ron McBurnie’s work, Ron spent last weekend at State Library. On Saturday he taught a drawing and watercolour workshop and on Sunday did an artist’s talk in the Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery and later a more extensive illustrated presentation.    Ron writes: “I had a … Read more

Impress Printmakers portfolio

Impress Printmakers Studio is an enthusiastic and dedicated Brisbane group of Printmakers who offer a studio space and workshops for a broad range of printmaking processes. Impress and Brisbane City Council are currently refurbishing the historic Substation No.8 at Kedron into a printmaking access studio and gallery. To celebrate the launch of the new studio the … Read more


Twenty four members of the Gold Coast Calligraphers Society visited Level 4 during September to view special collections where calligraphy, illumination and decoration have been used to support printed text. The History and Art of the Book collection, one of the component collections of the Australian Library of Art has fine examples of original illuminations … Read more


The Book and Paper Group from Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists visited the Fox Family White Gloves Room on July 23 to view artists’ books with a botanical and nature inspired theme.  This was in response to an invitation by their co-ordinator, Tricia Smout, to collaborate on various projects with her in her role as … Read more