Lynne Uptin: Banks’ Banksias

Lynn Uptin showcases beautiful botanical paintings in Banks’ Banksias, which centre on the four Banksia plant species that Joseph Banks (1743–1820) acquired into his first Botany Bay collection over 250 years ago. The show includes the artist’s painted illustrations of B. serrata (Old man banksia), the species favoured for its sweet nectar by the Cadigal people who lived in the Sydney region prior to the arrival of Europeans, who called it wiriyagan, as well as B. integrifolia (Coastal Banksia), B. ericafolia (Heath-leaved Banksia), and B. robur (Swamp Banksia).

Lynne Uptin, Banksia integrifolia, Coastal Banksia, 2022, watercolour on Fabriano watercolour paper 640gsm, 119 × 96cm. Courtesy the artist and Bett Gallery, Tasmania

Bett Gallery
15 April to 7 May 2022

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