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Unknown artist (Leipzig, Germany) after Gustave MUTZEL (b. 1839, d. 1893), Australische fauna (detail), 1894. Chromolithograph on paper. Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2013

Animalia Australis floor talk

with Gordon Morrison

Hear the stories behind the exhibition.

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Free Entry


Tuesday 19th February 2019


2.00pm - 3.30pm


Ararat Gallery TAMA



Former Art Gallery of Ballarat Director Gordon Morrison will visit Ararat Gallery TAMA on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 2pm to present a floor talk about our current exhibition Animalia Australis, and we’d love you to join us.

During this informal talk, Gordon, the curator of this exhibition, will tell some of the stories behind the images, including the first kangaroo that was kept in England and an emu that was displayed at the Tower of London in the 1820s.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat started collecting works in this field after their Capturing Floraexhibition in 2013. The first time Animalia Australis was exhibited was in Cairns two years ago, before Ballarat from April to June last year. It formed part of the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s brief to comprehensively collect the arts of Australian natural history as part of its holdings of 18th and 19th century Australian art or art with Australian subject matter.

RSVPs appreciated, group bookings advised – please call us on 5355 0220.

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