Entwined: plants and people

State Library of Queensland

The evocative exhibition, Entwined: plants and people, explores our intrinsic relationship with plants through photography, illustrations, immersive projections, and historical objects; now showing at State Library of Queensland until November 14, 2021.

Pause, breathe and notice the complexity and beauty of plants at the Library's SLQ Gallery, with transformative works of award-winning creatives on display, documenting and re-interpreting plant life in modern Australia.

Entwined also features the State Library’s rare and beautiful botanical collections, exploring our day-to-day connection with plants, unfurling fascinating historical and contemporary stories in the process.

Visitors will discover how our lives are experienced and, at times, defined through our interactions with plants across social, emotional, scientific, and creative endeavours.

Highlights of Entwined include:

. Joseph Banks' Florilegium and the works of Ferdinand Bauer

· Man & Wah’s immersive videography and Donna Davis' creative plant displacements

· The rare and unique Queensland Nineteenth Century Fern Album 1883-1884

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional knowledge of plants as technology in Bicornual baskets, Wujal Wujal mullet spear making and Kowanyama basket making

In addition, SLQ Gallery visitors can enjoy in-person tours of the exhibition to deepen their connection to plants, or join a workshop or talking event to continue the broader conversation of plants and people.

Images:

1. Mangroves growing on the beach, North Queensland, 1984, Ron Gale; John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland  

2. School excursion on Mount Tamborine, 1935, Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

3. Design inspired by leaf pressings taken from Charles Evans, 1883. 28613 Queensland Nineteenth Century Fern Album 1883–1884, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland 

4. Laidley Railway Station, 1994, Peter Fischmann, ACC 30046, no9, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland  

5.  James Sowerby (1757–1822) Banksia spinulosa [Hairpin banksia] A specimen of the botany of New Holland John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

6. Orchids on a cart at Glamorgan Vale, Queensland, December 1921, Brisbane John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland 

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Entwined: plants and people

SLQ Gallery, Level 2

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Pl 

South Brisbane

Jun 12-Nov 14, 2021

Daily 10am-5pm

Free

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