Entwined: plants and people
State Library of Queensland’s Entwined exhibition spotlights the transformative works of award-winning creatives who have documented Australian plant life. The exhibition will also dig in to State Library’s rare botanical collections, exploring our day-to-day connection with plants and unfurling fascinating fun facts in the process. Highlights of the flora-focused exhibition include Man & Wah’s immersive floral-inspired videography, Donna Davis’ creative plant displacements, Joseph Banks’ Florilegium and the eye-catching works of Ferdinand Bauer.
To celebrate the opening of Entwined, State Library of Queensland will be hosting some special festivities – including a mini market and workshops that will explore the relationship between people and plants. If you want to delve deeper into this bloomin’ great exhibition, you can even hop on a curator’s tour and learn some behind-the-scenes secrets too. Entwined: plants and people will be running from June 12 to November 14. To learn more about this colourful showcase, pop over to State Library of Queensland’s website.
Image one: School excursion on Mount Tamborine, 1935, Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
Image two: James Sowerby (1757–1822) Banksia spinulosa [Hairpin banksia] A specimen of the botany of New Holland John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
Image three: Laidley Railway Station, 1994, Peter Fischmann, ACC 30046, no9, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Image four: Banksia image courtesy of Man & Wah
Image five: Mangroves growing on the beach, North Queensland, 1984, Ron Gale; John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Image six: Orchids on a cart at Glamorgan Vale, Queensland, December 1921, Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland
Image seven: Design inspired by leaf pressings taken from Charles Evans, 1883. 28613 Queensland Nineteenth Century Fern Album 1883–1884, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.