Illustrating five Australian regions and their flora and fauna: illuminating the Book of Psalms

Illustrating five Australian regions and their flora and fauna: illuminating the Book of Psalms

An exhibition by Fiona Pfennigwerth of naturalistic watercolour works depicting the regions of Tasmania, The Kimberley WA, Gariwerd (The Grampians) Vic, The Red Centre NT and The Hunter, NSW, and their flora and fauna.

These works are a selection from 50 panels (around 250 illustrations) that are reproduced in the artists recently self-published book, The Book of Psalms illuminated. Many of these artworks are botanical illustrations of Australian flora, some sketched in the ANBG, the Botanic Gardens in Hall’s Gap and Darwin, the Desert Park in Alice Springs, and in their natural habitats. They aim to showcase the beauty of our flora, and place it within its various habitats.

The book uses the illustrations to connect an ancient (3,000-year-old) poetic collection to a contemporary audience, using their visual subjects to suggest the poets’ own imagery.

Open daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Visitor Centre Gallery.
  • Fiona Pfennigwerth
    Psalm 145c
  • Fiona Pfennigwerth
    Psalm 145b

DETAILS

DATES

26 Jan - 20 Feb 2022

Next occurrence: 26 Jan 2022

OPENING HOURS

Daily 9:30am-4:30pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Location

Illustrating five Australian regions and their flora and fauna: illuminating the Book of Psalms

Visitor Centre Gallery, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Parents Room

Kiosk

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