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

The Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland

22 April to 29 May 2021

Lead image edited SMALLArtistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists' response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson 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".

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.

Curators: Beth Jackson and Dr Nita C Lester.




Artists: 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 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.

Image: Anne Hayes, Banksia serrata, old man banksia, gabiirr (Guugu Yimithirr), 2017. Watercolour on paper, 63 x 45 cm. Courtesy of the artist.




Rose Czarine Albendia

27 May to 3 July 2021

Image 2Rose was born in the Philippines and with her family emigrated to Australia in 2011 to live on the Southern Downs. As a child she always liked to draw, mostly portraits of her family and friends. After high school she attended the University of Angono Rizal System in the Philippines and studied advertising.

Rose paints almost every day. Painting is familiar and comfortable and like breathing for her. It is an essential part of her life. Some of her influences are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent & Gustav Klimt. At present she is working towards a blend of impressionism and expressionism in her art.

This series of artworks depict people in locations on the Southern Downs. There is an emphasis, in several of her works, to interpretation of the scene from a distance giving an air of mystery, while others are open and natural.

Image: Butterfly Dreaming Rose Czarine Albendia Acrylic  on canvas


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