Flowery prose on capturing flora

‘Telopa speciosissima’, Miss Maund & Benjamin Maund
(1837-42) Engraving on paper, hand coloured. 
This beautiful image is the hero picture for the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s upcoming exhibition, Capturing Flora, which opens this Tuesday. Ballarat is in the midst of a spring fling, with its botanic gardens about to bloom, spring racing at the start gates and a flurry of farmers markets and design exchanges. 
Details: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – Sunday, December 02, 2012, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Timken Foundation Community Gallery, Mars Gallery, Ian Potter Foundation Gallery, Victor Gordon King Gallery

Admission: $12, Concession $8, Child and Gallery Member Free


About the author

Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling. And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse. With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write the travel news and features for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and features for whoever else asks. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets. My articles and photographs have been published in a range of consumer magazines and newspapers in Australia and abroad, and occasionally I chat on radio, too, from Essentials Magazine to 3AW or the Irish Times.

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