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Paradise Lost - Daniel Solander's Legacy

Fri 29 May - Sun 28 Jun

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When: Fri 29 May, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 30 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 31 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 1 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 2 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 2 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed 3 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 4 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 5 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 6 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 7 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 8 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 9 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 10 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 11 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 12 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 13 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 14 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 15 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 16 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 17 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 18 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 19 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 20 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 21 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 22 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 23 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 24 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 25 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 26 Jun, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 27 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 28 Jun, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Website: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Additional Info: All Ages

Paradise Lost – Daniel Solander’s Legacy

A touring exhibition from Solander Gallery and project partner Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, Paradise Lost is a group exhibition to commemorate the contribution naturalist Daniel Solander made to New Zealand’s history. The ten artists selected each bring a unique vision to this historical event and collectively put flesh to many of Daniel Solander’s facets, not least of which are his scientific credentials in botany, his cross-cultural awareness and his enthusiasm for the preservation of the unique species of the natural world.

Participating artists are, John Pusateri (Auckland), Alexis Neal (Auckland) Dagmar Dyck (Auckland), John McLean (New Plymouth), Tabatha Forbes (New Plymouth), Michel Tuffery (Wellington), Sharnae Beardsley (Christchurch), Jo Ogier (Christchurch), Lynn Taylor (Dunedin) and Jenna Packer (Dunedin). Scientist Joseph Banks, employed Daniel Solander, a Swedish botanist and together they collected hundreds of plant species as the Endeavour circumnavigated New Zealand 1769. As paper was in short supply in 1760’s England, Banks and Solander bought printers proof of Milton’s book Paradise Lost and it was pages from this work that were used to press and dry the first European collections of New Zealand plants. Solander spent a substantial amount of time in Totaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound), Marlborough.

Image (detail): Jenna Packer, What Is This Tree of Knowledge - Do We Not Also Have Trees? 2018, acrylic on board

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