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Peregrinations of a citizen botanist

14/09/2019 - 27/10/2019 Peregrinations of a citizen botanist

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an interactive installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière. The exhibition examines Australia’s current relationship with the environment and presents an alternative view of history. Following Labillardière’s fictional progression as he sloughs off his European apparel and takes on the flora of the land, the installation and asks the question: ‘What if settlers had chosen to learn from the environment rather moulding it to fit a European model of agriculture?