Exhibitions at the Visitors Centre

Open daily from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Exhibitions in the Visitor Centre Gallery aim to provide enjoyment for visitors through a broad program of display material including fine art, craft, photography, sculpture and other creative forms.

Display content ranges from historical to contemporary and encompasses a variety of themes including science, environment and culture.

Many of the exhibitions provide a new context for understanding and appreciating native flora, learning about the many roles of the ANBG, appreciating people's perceptions of native flora, and becoming aware of threats and their consequences to native flora and the environment.


  • Art in the Gardens with Friends 10th Annual Exhibition

    18 March – 17 April 2017

    A collection of ceramic, sketch and notebook works conveying the beauty of Australian native plants in a variety of media including watercolour, acrylic, oils, graphite and coloured pencil. 

    • Image: BAG Exhibition – CorymbiaNuts rotated

      All artworks created by members of the Botanic Art Groups of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

     

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  • Point of Difference

    19 April – 21 May

    An emerging artist from Bathurst, Kim Bagot-Hiller, presents her discovery of the beauty of plants and flowers through printmaking and illustrative techniques. Point of Difference illustrates the elements of difference behind the uniqueness of Australian native flora.

    • Works created using lino cuts, etching and dry point will focus on the biodiversity of the Australian floristic landscape. 

      Image: Point of Difference 4

     

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  • The Colour of Eucalyptus

    23 May – 25 July

    An exhibition by Sally Blake of 330 pieced works along with pressed leaves, drawings and coloured yarns to represent the beauty of nature derived from our most iconic and dominant trees, eucalypts. Dyes collected from 100 species of eucalypts were used to discover and record a splendid array of colours using seven different fabrics.

    • Artworks were created from Sally Blake’s eucalyptus dye research undertaken at the Gardens in 2016. 

      Image: Eucalyptus Mantle, 2017. Eucalyptus dyed wool, silk and linen and eucalyptus leaves on paper. 56 x 76cm (image cropped from original)

     

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  • Australian Alpine Flowers in Aboriginal Dot Art

    28 June – 30 July

    An exhibition by Pauline Syron-Coxon featuring Aboriginal dot art in contemporary designs and colours reflecting Australian alpine flowers and landscapes, including the stunning snow gums and wildlife that live in this environment. This exciting exhibition will showcase the Snowy Mountains region through Indigenous eyes during a time that commemorates winter and the national celebration of NAIDOC for all Australians.

    • Indigenous artist and descendant of the Barrington Tops, Pauline Syron-Coxon, has a strong connection to mountains and snow landscapes and reflects this in her artworks.

      Image: Alpine in Aboriginal Art – Snow Daisies

     

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