Green Ant Nest © 2006. Etching by Fiona Hall, Courtesy of Nomad Art Productions. Size: 33 x 24.5 cm.
Bat-wing coral tree, red bean tree © 2006. Etching by Judy Watson, Courtesy of Nomad Art Productions. Size: 33 x 24.5 cm.
Santos Museum of Economic Botany
1 April to 20 June, 2010
Open daily 10am – 4pm
Replant is an excursion through the eyes of six different artists into the remarkable world of plants in the tropical north of Australia.
This exciting folio of limited edition etchings explores the unique characteristics of species that survive and prosper through the climatic extremes of monsoonal rains, dry weather and wild fires.
Gathering at Daly River, 230 km southwest of Darwin in March 2006, the artists explored the scientific, cultural and social aspects of Indigenous plant species with traditional knowledge custodians and ethno botanist Glenn Wightman.
Together they distilled ideas and visions in an acutely observed survey of Top End flora and environment.
The group then returned to Darwin to the printmaking studio of master printmaker Basil Hall to resolve the work.
Replant reflects the traditional role of women as gatherers of food and holders of knowledge, combined with the rise of printmaking as a significant medium for Indigenous artists.
Santos proudly supports the Museum of Economic Botany and the exhibition program.
Arts/culture, Environment, South Australia