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.

New Botanical Print Released

Cephalotus follicularis

Albany pitcher plant

Edition of 50

$420.00 + postage

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Exhibition Opening

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 artgal@ballarat.vic.gov.au 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.

Free event