John McLean, Solander and Banks Bag Fish and Fowl, 2019, woodblock. Courtesy of the artist and Solander Gallery.

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s legacy

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Australian National Maritime Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the bamal (earth) and badu (waters) on which we work.

We also acknowledge all Traditional Custodians of the land and waters throughout Australia and pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders past and present.

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.

 

Paradise Lost Daniel Solander

 

Michel Tuffery Tupaia and Solander Pōtaka Tā at Opoutama, 27 October 1769 hand-coloured woodcut Dimensions (mm): 500(h) x 350(w) From an edition of 15/2019

 

Image: Michel Tuffery, Tupaia and Solander Pōtaka Tā at Opoutama, 27 October 1769, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Solander Gallery.

 

 

A touring exhibition from the Embassy of Sweden, Canberra, Australia and the Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 

 Supported by
Solander Gallery          Embassy of Sweden             

 

 

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