Garden Landscaping IDEAS Australia
Gardening is a passion for many Australians. It gives pleasure, sustenance and dignity to daily lives. It cuts across cultural, social and national boundaries like few other activities.
(Richard Aitken, Guest Curator)
Curated by garden historian Richard Aitken, explores the ideas and influences that have shaped the way we make, use and enjoy our gardens. After searching through the State Library’s collections, he has selected more than 150 rare, beautiful and at times unlikely objects – spanning over five centuries – to illustrate the rich and inspiring story of garden-making.
The exhibition also features a newly commissioned interactive work by artists Lisa Cooper and Benja Harney. Responding to exhibition themes and Library collections, they have created a monumental installation which visitors can contribute to during the exhibition.
Adam and Eve (in Brazil), in Theodor de Bry et al (eds), Historia Americae sive Novi Orbis, continens in XIII distinctis partibus: verissimam View collection item detail
Environmental artist Lynne Adams helps celebrate Planting Dreams
Visit the beautiful sculptural work of environmental artist on display in the Macquarie foyer for the duration of Planting Dreams.
Lynne is known for her imaginative and beautiful artworks made from recycled materials, particularly plastic drink bottles. She is passionate about our need as a society to reduce, re-use and recycle our waste.