About the event

Art and science collide in our celebration of Sir Joseph Banks’ Florilegium, an extraordinary documentation of the plant life of the east coast of Australia, undertaken on the Endeavour’s Voyage of Discovery.

The exhibition coincides with the 250th anniversary year of the Endeavour expedition to Australia, the International Year of Plant Health and National Science Week.

To comply with COVIDSafe measures, bookings are essential for visits to Parliament House.

The exhibition will run from 18 August until 8 November 2020 and forms part of the free guided tour of Parliament House. Alternatively, you may wish to see the exhibition as part of the paid-for art and furniture collections guided tour.

Image: Banks' Florilegium, Banksia serrata (Proteaceae), 1983. Line engraving by Gabriel Smith (1724-1783) after Sydney Parkinson (c.1745-1771) and John Frederick Miller (1759-1796) Courtesy of Parliament House Art Collection, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra, ACT. © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum and Alecto.

About the event

Overview

Exhibition

Date

18 Aug 2020 – 08 Nov 2020

Time

TBC

Location

Australian Parliament House

Cost

Free

Contact

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Australian Parliament House