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'Paradise Lost - Daniel Solander's Legacy' - Art exhibition in Australia 2020-2021

01 Sep 2020 - 14 Feb 2021

To coincide with the 250th Anniversary of Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, together with the Solander Gallery in Wellington, presents ‘Paradise Lost – Daniel Solander’s Legacy’ – an art exhibition to commemorate the legacy of the Swedish botanist Daniel Solander and the first encounter between Sweden and the Pacific Region.

The exhibition Paradise Lost consists of artwork by ten New Zealand 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).

Paradise Lost was launched at the Solander Gallery in Wellington in February 2019 and has been touring New Zealand during 2019 abd early 2020, at galleries and museums in Wellington, Russell, Dargaville, Whangarei, Auckland, New Plymouth and Blenheim.

During 2019 the exhibition was also shown at Piteå Museum, in the home town of Daniel Solander, Piteå, Sweden.

This year, we are delighted to bring Paradise Lost to Australia, to be shown at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra from 2 to 22 September 2020 and at the Australian National Maritime Museum from 9 October 2020 to 14 February 2021. 

Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra
Clunies Ross Street, Acton 2601 

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander’s Legacy

2 – 22 September 2020

Visitor Centre Gallery
Open 9.30am – 4.30pm daily

The exhibition will be shown as part of the celebrations of the Australian National Botanic Gardens' 50 years anniversary. 

Please visit the ANBG website for more information;
> Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney

9 October 2020 - 14 February 2021
Open 10.30 - 4pm daily

Please visit the ANMM website for more information;
> Australian National Maritime Museum

> Media release 3 November 2020

Article by Senior Curator Daina Fletcher, ANMM;
> Sirens

Read more about events in Australia during the 250 year commemorations;
> the Endeavour 250

Visit the website of the Solander Gallery in Wellington;
> Solander Gallery Wellington

Last updated 20 Jan 2021, 3.24 PM