Ecologist A/Prof David Watson and botanical artist
Robyn Hulley have joined forces for a new book on
mistletoe, Mistletoes of Southern Australia,
published by CSIRO Publishing.
The book will launched on Friday, February 25,
at Domain House, next to the Melbourne Botanic
Gardens at 5.00pm. There will be an exhibition of
25 of Robyn's original illustrations as well as an
exhibition of work by Rebecca Mayo, a mixed
media artist and print-maker whose work
The book is a beautifully illustrated comprehensive
guide to half of Australia's 91 known mistletoe species.
It contains over 100 colour photographs, most of which
were taken by David, who also has a strong interest in
photography and 51 of Robyn's watercolour illustrations.
It is a thorough and up-to-date summary of current
knowledge and the biology, ecology and management
of mistletoes in Australia.
Rebecca Mayo and Marian Crawford's exhibition Regeneration
at RMIT PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM
opens on Thursday 1 July 5-7pm
The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm
and the exhibition runs until July 22
Rebecca and Marian will present a floor talk
on Thursday 8 July 1- 1.30pm
Project Space / Spare Room - Regeneration
Regeneration draws on the interface between science, art and culture
to explore contemporary and historical engagements with ecology and
the natural world.
Both artist’s work with 2 and 3 dimensional forms, printmaking processes
and found materials. Mayo’s work is part of an on-going collaboration with
ecologist Professor David Watson, while Crawford’s works are developed
from research into the history and collection of the Herbarium of the
Melbourne Botanical Gardens.
Rebecca is part of a group show curated by Rona Green, the other artists in the show are Jazmina Cininas, Deborah Klein, Gregory Harrison, Dean Patterson and Rona Green.