Drawn to a cabinet of curiosities

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When:
April 9, 2017 – July 9, 2017 all-day Australia/Adelaide Timezone
2017-04-09T00:00:00+09:30
2017-07-10T00:00:00+09:30
Where:
Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Botanic Gardens of South Australia
82229311
Drawn to a cabinet of curiosities @ Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden | Adelaide | South Australia | Australia

In this stunning exhibition of exquisite charcoal on paper drawings inspired by the Wunderkammer, Jennifer Keeler-Milne explores the beauty of our world.

You’re invited to the official opening afternoon on the lawns in front of the Museum on Sunday 9 April (from 3:30pm), while the exhibition runs until July.

Curious people have always fathomed the intricacies and workings of the natural world.

The culture of collecting, classifying, and drawing natural specimens predates the naming of disciplines such as biology, science or art.

During the Renaissance collected specimens were assembled into rooms that were designed to evoke the spectacle and marvel of the natural world.

These designated spaces were called wonder-rooms (Wunderkammer) or cabinets of curiosities.

Cabinet of curiosities is a Glasshouse Port Macqurie Regional Gallery touring exhibition.