Commemorating the legacy of Endeavour's botanist Daniel Solander, and the first encounter between Sweden and the Pacific Region.
Main image: John McLean, Solander and Banks Bag Fish and Fowl, 2019, woodblock. Courtesy of the artist and Solander Gallery.
This exhibition commemorates the legacy of the Endeavour botanist Daniel Solander and the first encounter between Sweden and the Pacific Region. It features fine art prints by ten leading contemporary New Zealand artists selected to bring a unique vision to this historical event and Solander’s legacy. It will also feature Australian Indigenous scientific knowledge as a framework to explore engravings of botanical specimens collected in Australia by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander from the national maritime collection.
Image: Michel Tuffery, Tupaia and Solander Pōtaka Tā at Opoutama, 27 October 1769, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Solander Gallery.