The Art of Science: a lunchtime discovery event
Date/Time: Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library
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It was one of the most lavishly equipped scientific expeditions ever to leave Europe. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, French navigator Nicolas Baudin led two ships carrying 22 scientists and more than 230 officers and crew on a three-and-a-half year voyage to the 'Southern Lands', charting coasts, studying the natural environment and recording encounters with indigenous peoples. Baudin's artists, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, painted a series of remarkable portraits of Aboriginal people and produced some of the earliest European views of Australian fauna.
Meet Jean Fornasiero, Lindl Lawton and John West-Sooby, the authors of The Art of Science, and learn more about the exquisite artworks which reveal the sense of wonder this strange new world inspired.
Bookings by Tuesday 13 June
Phone: 8313 4064
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