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Marianne North – An Intrepid Victorian Traveller and Painter

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Join us for our April artist talk presented by Chris Seymour: Marianne North – An Intrepid Victorian Traveller and Painter.

The Victorian artist Marianne North was a remarkable and accomplished artist, and botanical scientist. She travelled the world alone visiting more than 15 countries. She came to Brisbane in 1880 and stayed at Government House. Despite her social commitments she completed 80 oil paintings during her seven-month stay in Australia, where she visited every state. She was taught oil painting by Australian Artist Robert Dowling, using the then newly invented tube paints. She also discussed botany with Charles Darwin and discovered a number of new plant species, five of which are named after her.
Chris Seymour will show slides of her work and discuss her career, her painting techniques and the unique way her paintings are hung at her gallery in Kew Gardens, which holds 838 pieces of her work.

This talk will be held at Petrie Terrace Gallery on Sunday, 7th of April from 2pm to 4pm.
Ticket Prices:
$5 for RQAS Brisbane Members
$15 for the Public
Although this is a member's gathering, all are welcome to attend! Event starts at 2pm at Petrie Terrace Gallery and afternoon tea is included in the ticket price. Make sure to book your ticket via Humanitix, as spaces are limited!

Please note, this talk will be held downstairs in the main gallery which is accessible for those who use a wheelchair. 


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