Botanica

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition Botanica is a collection of fine art photography by John E. Maloney, which brings to life the beautiful flowers first collected in the late 18th and early 19th centuries around the Australian coast.

Maloney is drawn to photograph banksia's as he describes, “Because they are a way of preserving rare natural history, and capturing the intricate beauty in fine detail, of the world around us ."

Digital photography and contemporary digital printing processes have provided a new media for scientists, botanical artists, and artists with contemporary ways in which to capture images. In this exhibition there are twenty-two square format canvases that illustrate the textures, colours and fine details of flowers in close-up.

The artist's macro photographs depict the rich diversity of Australian flora. Botanica transports the viewer back to the early 1770's when botanist's Joseph Banks (in NSW) and later Robert Brown (in WA) landed on Australian soil and collected samples of previously unknown species of plants. Audiences will experience the variety and splendour of the genus that was first discovered on Australian soil. Maloney has captured the unique characteristics of sixteen species of banksia in this exhibition, along with a series of abstracted images focusing on finer details of banksia blooms and flowering cacti.

Botanica has been exhibited in the USA, Italy and Sydney and now has returned to Western Australia for a statewide tour.


ITINERARY


2017
September 1 - October 29, 2017 Greenough Museum, Greenough WA
February 5 - March 5, 2017 Ellenbrook Arts Gallery, Ellenbrook WA

2016
September 22 - December 18, 2016 Wireless Hill Museum, Ardross WA
July 22 - September 6, 2016 Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre, Denham WA
February 4 - April 17, 2016 Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA

2015
December 11, 2015 - January 16, 2016 Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah WA
September 1 - October 16, 2015 Lake Grace Regional Artspace, Lake Grace WA
August 4 - August 21, 2015 Katanning Gallery, Katanning WA
June 6 - July 11, 2015 Carnarvon Library and Gallery, Carnarvon WA
January 30 - February 26, 2015 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA

EXHIBITION DETAILS


ORGANISING INSTITUTION
Fine Art Photoimages

ARTIST
John E. Maloney

MEDIUM
photography

INSTALLATION
22 artworks
35 - 50 running metres

LEARNING CENTRE
Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

MARKETING

Media on the Move Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS
Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
Installation of 2D artworks; Condition reporting; Exhibition lighting

TOUR DURATION
February 2015 - December 2017
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $2,200.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES
3 crates, totalling 2.5 cubic metres; exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved