Tweed River Art Gallery

Beauty from Nature: art of the Scott sisters

Coming exhibition Beauty from Nature showcases art by the Scott sisters. Experience exquisite illustrations of butterflies, moths, caterpillars and plants by two of 19th century Australia’s most prominent natural history artists. Beautiful and intricate, this stunning exhibition features delicate watercolours, which form a fascinating record of the lives of Harriet and Helena Scott.

Uncover the captivating story of these two extraordinary women, whose love of nature, and tremendous skill in rendering its beauty, enabled them to distinguish themselves amid the male-dominated world of 19th century science. Exhibited are selected watercolour paintings created between 1846 and 1851 for their father A.W Scott’s landmark publication, Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations.

This is a rare chance for visitors to step back in time while admiring the simple beauty of 19th century nature, seen through the eyes of two young women whose pioneering work was praised for both the art and the science.

Beauty from Nature: art of the Scott sisters

13 July to 16 September 2012

Comb Over
Until 23 September

Comb Over by Sherrie Knipe is a wall work telling a collective story by using dozens of oversized and oddly scaled combs cut from pine plywood.

Look Picture Books: Illustration by Lucia Masciullo

Look Picture Books: Illustration by Lucia Masciullo

Look! The art of Australian picture books today
17th August to 30 September

This delightful exhibition includes sketches, drafts,  mock-ups,  finished  artwork  and publications that demonstrate the various stages of picture book development from Australia’s most accomplished children’s book illustrators.

Infrascapes
17th August to 30 September

Infrared light is not visible to the human eye. Mark Davis fuses visible light and infrared light together, challenging the human senses by giving an ethereal appearance to a sub-tropical landscape. www.infrascapes.com.au

Los Caprichos-Francisco Goya
During the time of social repression and economic  crisis in  Spain,  Goya  set  out to  document  the  human  condition and denounce  social  abuses,  ignorance  and intellectual oppression. A set  of  eighty etchings first published in 1799 and one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western Art. Inspiring and confronting, Los Caprichos deals with such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, corruption, witchcraft, child  rearing  and  avarice.  Its subhuman cast includes goblins,  monks, aristocrats, prostitutes and animals.

Tweed River Art Gallery

2 Mistral Road Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Ph: 0266 70 2790

www.tweed.nsw.gov.au



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