2019 Exhibition Calendar

Water and Wildlife AND Observations – from the Natural History Illustrator
21 Mar 2019-12 Apr 2019

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

Two concurrent exhibitions showcasing our native wildlife.


Water and Wildlife is an exhibition of digital photographs and environmental displays by Meredith Foley and the Bushland staff from Council’s Environment Unit, telling the story of the connections between water and our local wildlife. 

Observations – from the Natural History Illustrator is an exhibition of native wildlife, by students and staff from Newcastle University’s Natural History Illustration Club. To observe the natural world with its sense of wonder and beauty and render it in meticulous detail is the unique ability of the natural history illustrator. As natural history illustrators we create our art from an understanding of the complexities which lead to this beauty. Our wonder becomes curiosity for the unseen, through countless hours of field research, study of anatomical function and form, collaboration with scientists, and understanding gained through observation and reflection. Curious about the creatures around us, ‘Observations’ brings to life creatures as diverse as Barking Owls, Squirrel Gliders, and Ocean Sunfish.


ART CRAWL (Read More)

 21 March, 10am – 12.30pm

This is a chance to see Observations, Sydney Printmakers 2019 and Saturated Terrain, as a part of a walking tour group through Chatswood and Willoughby.


Contact: Liz Powell for enquiries about Water and Wildlife on 0400116608 or Rachel Klyve Klyve for enquiries about Observations on 0490 117 153 or email klyvealive@gmail.com


Rachel Klyve, Barking Owl 300px

Rachel Klyve, Barking Owl, 2019, graphite on paper


Julian Teh -  Abantiades labyrinthicust

Julian Teh, Abantiades labyrinthicus, 2018, digital print


Meredith Foley - Rainbow 300px

Meredith Foley, Rainbow, 2017, digital photo