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Flora Tasmanica

Flora Tasmanica will be on display at the Gardens Visitor Centre from 5 April until July 2006, 9am - 4.30pm daily.

This exhibition features the works of renowned Tasmanian wilderness photographer, the late Peter Dombrovskis, Les Blakebrough, regarded as one of Australia's greatest ceramic artists and Lauren Black, a highly regarded botanical artist.

Les Blakebrough's porcelain plates depict six endemic Tasmanian plants - Eucalyptus coccifera, Eucryphia lucida, Brachyglottis brunonis, Nothofagus gunnii, Lomatia tasmanica and Telopea truncata - and will be accompanied by the original paintings by botanical illustrator Lauren Black.

Peter Dombrovskis' photographs are on loan from the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart.

The Flora Tasmanica ceramic plates and paintings are on loan from the University of Tasmania, Fine Art Collection.

This exhibition was opened by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the University of Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery in March 2005.


Opening Address by Gintaras Kantvilas, Head of the Tasmanian Herbarium 5 April 2006.


Illustrated: Richea pandanifolia photograph by Peter Dombrovskis
Edition Four Nothofagus gunnii, 2004. Maker Les Blakebrough
Medium Southern Ice Porcelain, burnished gold lustres & ceramic enamel decals developed from original illustration by Lauren Black.



Updated 7 April, 2006 , webmaster, ANBG (anbg-info@anbg.gov.au)