- 9am to 5pm
- 9am to 5pm
Gardening is a passion for many Australians. It gives pleasure, sustenance and dignity to daily lives. It cuts across cultural, social and national boundaries like few other activities.
(Richard Aitken, Guest Curator)
Curated by garden historian Richard Aitken, Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens explores the ideas and influences that have shaped the way we make, use and enjoy our gardens. After searching through the State Library’s collections, he has selected more than 150 rare, beautiful and at times unlikely objects - spanning over five centuries - to illustrate the rich and inspiring story of garden-making.
The exhibition also features a newly commissioned interactive work by artists Lisa Cooper and Benja Harney. Responding to exhibition themes and Library collections, they have created a monumental installation which visitors can contribute to during the exhibition.
Facsim. of the 1682 ed. printed by W. Rawlins for the author.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Transferred from NQ582.04/1
Gilt head; Plates hand coloured; Vol. 1 accompanied by m.s. sheet opp. t.p.; vol. 2 included in vol. 1.
'Collection Day, 2011 depicts Organs Road in Bulli, New South Wales, about half way up the steep street looking east, down the hill towards the ocean on a Wednesday morning after the rubbish has been collected. The yellow bins indicate it was a day for recycling collection and the red bins normal household garbage. It was painted in late 2010 and then reworked in early 2011. It is painted in oils on marine grade plywood over the top of a painting from 2007 of a factory building in Marrickville, with the title 'Ming On Trading' (the name of the building). I lived and painted in Marrickville from 2002 until 2007 when I moved to Bulli. The first painting was scraped flat with a razor blade and the painting of Organs Road was done over the top.'
John Bokor, 2013
John Bokor was born in Sydney in 1973. He completed a Diploma in Painting at the National Art School in 1993. His work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Macquarie Bank, University of Sydney and other public and private collections. He currently lives and works in Bulli, NSW.
Environmental artist Lynne Adams helps celebrate Planting Dreams
Visit the beautiful sculptural work of environmental artist Lynne Adams on display in the Macquarie foyer for the duration of Planting Dreams.
Lynne is known for her imaginative and beautiful artworks made from recycled materials, particularly plastic drink bottles. She is passionate about our need as a society to reduce, re-use and recycle our waste.