A botanical artist’s journey
Free artist talk with Lauren Black
Friday 28 June 2019 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Adelaide Botanic Garden, Goodman Building, Lecture Room, Hackney Road, Adelaide
Join artist Lauren Black in this special, illustrated talk to discover her journey of painting The Albany Pitcher Plant - Cephalotus follicularis. In this talk, Lauren will take you through her personal experience with painting this very unique “insect eating plant” – a journey encompassing Malaysia, Australia, then on a Churchill Fellowship to London and Florence.
Memento Mori | Lauren Black | A Complex Beauty
Friday 29 September, 5.30 for 6pm, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Guest speaker Dr Helen MacDonald
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
RSVP by Wednesday 27 September to email@example.com or call the Gallery on 03 5320 5858.
Lauren Black Artist Talk
Wednesday 11 October, 5.30 for 6pm
In this illustrated talk, Ballarat-born, Tasmanian-based artist, Lauren Black takes you into the making of Memento Mori. Created as an addition the exhibition, Lauren gives an intimate insight into two very different worlds of medicine – that of the pathology museum with its hidden world of diseased human tissue specimens, and the alternate world of Chinese medicine, which she investigated while on a residency in Penang.
Please be aware that images of anatomical human remains will be displayed as part of this presentation.
Light refreshments served from 5.30pm, talk starts at 6pm.
A Complex Beauty Forum
Saturday 25 November, 2pm
Artist Lauren Black is joined by Dr Helen MacDonald, Senior Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Ryan Jefferies, Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology at the University of Melbourne, with a guest moderator, as they tease out some of the issues relating to artistic and creative responses to human remains in museum collections.