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November 29, 2016
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Truth and Beauty by Ferdinand Bauer

Image: Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826), Austrian, Doryanthes excelsa, 1806-13, from Illustrationes florae Novae Hollandiae, stipple engraving, hand-finished in watercolour, plate 13. Alecto Historical Editions in association with the Natural History Museum (London, England), re-published 1989. Collection of Port Augusta Public Library – Flinders Voyage Collection.

Ferdinand Bauer was an Austrian born botanical draughtsman.

At the turn of the 19th century, he was one of six scientists selected to join Captain Matthew Flinders in the scientific expedition that would chart Australia’s coastline and document its flora and fauna.

The Truth & Beauty exhibition, co-curated by Fiona Salmon, Tony Kanellos and Madeline Reece, draws on the McCarthy Collection of prints and illustrated publications by and about Bauer.

The exhibition will be brought to life by the partnership between Flinders University Art Museum and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

The exhibition will run from December 3 2016 to February 5 2017 at the Flinders University City Gallery at the State Library of South Australia.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 4pm.

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