Australian National Botanic Gardens

17 January – 1 March 2020 — Visitor Centre Gallery

An exhibition encouraging a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past through a world of fantasia.

Caught between reality and imagination, Artist Anna Glynn plunders historical archives for inspiration and draws on the historical practice of copying as a way of expanding the reach of a work and seeking scientific learning.

In creating strange natural history tableaux, featuring bizarre reimagined hybrid characters, she encourages the viewer to reflect on the experience of colonisation, and to reawaken a sense of wonder when interacting with our environment.

Promiscuous Provenance is a travelling exhibition from Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.


17 January – 1 March 2020


Visitor Centre Gallery