Scholar Talk: Natural curiosity: Unseen art of the First Fleet

Scholar Talk: Natural curiosity: Unseen art of the First Fleet

Scholar Talks
Louise Anemaat – Executive Director, Library & Information Services and Dixson Librarian – talks about some of the extraordinary unseen art of the First Fleet.
Black Swan
1 / 2 events in this Scholar Talks series
Tuesday
2 February 2021 11am to 12pm

Price

Free

Location

Zoom Online & Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Scholar Talk: Natural curiosity: Unseen art of the First Fleet 

With Louise Anemaat

The emergence of over 700 natural history drawings from a private aristocratic library, closely linked to the First, Second and Third Fleets, prompted new, detailed art historical analysis of the traditions of botanical art production and its convention of copying and trans-Pacific dissemination. The drawings are evidence of the fascination Europe felt for the natural world in Australia and of the responses to a startlingly new and unfamiliar environment. They were the means by which knowledge about Australia found its way into books and museums and from there, into European consciousness.  

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited capacity for onsite tickets at the Metcalfe Auditorium.

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Louise Anemaat is the Executive Director, Library & Information Services and Dixson Librarian. She has published and lectured widely on the Library’s collections, and has worked closely with the acquisition, processing and curation of the manuscript and pictures collections over many years. She is the author of Natural Curiosity: Unseen Art of the First Fleet (NewSouth Publishing, 2014).   

 


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