Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: The Flora of Menindie

Various Artists

Margaret Holloway, Senna artemisioides

This exhibition by 20 Melbourne-based botanical artists was inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Victorian Exploring Expedition (VEE), better known as the Burke and Wills Expedition, and the work of pioneer botanical collector Dr Hermann Beckler.

The works provide an accurate representation of the plant subjects, as well as revealing the different style of each artist. This unique collection of artworks includes a range of additional materials that are integral to the project, as well as working drawings and diaries from many of the artists portray their artistic process and experiences in the outback. It is a unique expression of art, science, history and country.