Mon, 20 Sept | Cairns City

WILLIAM T COOPER BOTANICAL ART OF THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST

The Cairns Art Gallery invites you to visit the WILLIAM T COOPER: BOTANICAL ART OF THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST exhibition.
WILLIAM T COOPER BOTANICAL ART OF THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST

Time and location

20 Sept 2021, 5:30 pm AEST – 13 Feb 2022, 5:30 pm AEST
Cairns City, 40 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

About the event

William T Cooper (1934–2015) was notable as a painter of birds, however he was also a masterful botanical artist, producing botanical illustrations of rainforest fruits and hundreds of drawings of plants that were produced opportunistically for potential use in paintings.

This exhibition brings together over 100 works, many of which have not been on public exhibition before, from private collections around Australia and the collections of the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia. To strengthen the educational component of the exhibition, many of the works in the exhibition will be displayed together with botanical specimens from the collection of the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University.

A Cairns Art Gallery exhibition. Visit the website.

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