THE NATURALISTS FOOTSTEPS

Date: May 3, 2018 - June 30, 2018
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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Art
91 Murray Street, State Library of Tasmania (LINC) building, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

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The naturalist, Jacques Julien Houtou Labillardi√®re, was a member of the D’Entrecasteaux expedition which spent seven weeks exploring and mapping the area surrounding Recherche Bay in 1792 and 1793.

Labillardière collected thousands of plant specimens and published a remarkable account of his observations and interactions with the local area and its people.

Nicola Dickson visited south eastern Tasmania in 2016 to re-trace the steps of the naturalist. The works in this exhibition try to capture this experience, informed by imagining past events and by a sense of place.

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Event audience: Everyone

Categories
  • Aboriginal