Exhibition Information

Brian Robinson Installation Contemporary at Sydney Contemporary 2023

06 September to 10 September 2023

Carriageworks, Sydney

Banks’ bounty: Exotic cargo:

 It’s been 250 years since naturalist Joseph Banks sailed to the Pacific with James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour. During the voyage, Banks and his team made the first scientific collections of Australian Flora, which were crated up and taken back to England to be studied, dissected and drawn in the name of botanical science. Little did they know or realise that these exotic species of wildflowers had been used for food and medicinal purposes for thousands of years by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the traditional custodians of the country.

Details of the work:

Banks’ Bounty: Exotic Cargo 2022

free-standing sculpture (palight plastic, wood, enamel spray paint, found objects, toys)

(3 pieces) 205 x 85 x 60cm; 60 x 125 x 55cm, 125 x 60 x 40cm

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