Celia Rosser Banksia robur (Swamp Banksia) 1973
watercolour and pencil on Aquarelle Arches 640 gsm paper 55.8 x 76.2 cm
Monash University Collection Donated by the Botany Department, Monash University 1989 1989.36
15 March – 20 May 2018
Described by bryologist Dr George Scott as, “The greatest botanical artist in the world today, and probably the greatest there has ever been”, Celia Rosser has with The Banksias produced the first ever pictorial survey of an entire genus of this magnitude. These original watercolour paintings for the three large volumes of The Banksias, Rosser’s magnum opus, took over 25 years of meticulous artistry to complete. These three volumes have only been displayed together once previously, in 2001 at the National Library of Australia, so this is a rare and remarkable opportunity to view Rosser’s oeuvre in its entirety.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 15 March, 6PM
Guest speaker: John Pastoriza-Piñol Contemporary Botanical Artist
RSVP Monday 5 March 2018