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Public Program: Beauty From Nature: art of the Scott sisters
February 16, 2014 | 12:00 am
Come and join us to hear about the great environmental work being done locally on Ash Island.
Free event everyone is welcome.
Peggy Svoboda, Project Manager, Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project, will talk about how the Scott family’s art and scientific work lives today through the ecological restoration of Ash Island. This will include a presentation of photographs of Ash Island before the project and as it is today.
The Kooragang Wetland Rehabilitation Project was directly informed by the work in the exhibition Beauty from nature: art of the Scott sisters, the Australian Museum’s touring exhibition which is now showing at Maitland Regional Art Gallery until the 23 of February.
Australian Museum Entomology Collection Manager, David Britton, said the sisters’ work was incredibly valuable to generations of scientists. “The Scott sisters were among the first to illustrate the life histories and immature stages of Australian moths and butterflies. They were meticulous and understood the biology of their subjects in great detail”. The highlight of the exhibition is the 60 watercolours created between 1846 and 1851 by Helena and Harriet Scott for their father A.W Scott’s landmark publication Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations.
Call the gallery on 4934 9859, or
or drop into Maitland Regional Art Gallery