Artistic Endeavour

Official Opening

Anne Hayes, Banksia serrata, old man banksia, gabiirr (Guugu Yimithirr), (detail) 2017. Watercolour on paper, 63 x 45 cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Official Openning - Artistic Endeavour:

Artists’ contemporary take on Australia’s biodiversity.

Sunday 12 December, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us and exhibiting artist Tanya Hoolihan to officially open Artistic Endeavour: Artists’ contemporary take on Australia’s biodiversity.

The exhibition is highlighting the contribution scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, who collected over 1,000 species of plants and animals during their 70-day journey along the east coast of Australia.

The Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ) has responded to this historical voyage by developing an exhibition of contemporary botanical portraits based on the plants collected in 1770 by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander along with the scientific illustrations by Sydney Parkinson.

Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson will showcase new artworks as well as historical references and films featuring insightful interviews with some of the artists. 

This is a COVIDSafe event. All attendees 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated to attend. Vaccination status will need to be sighted on arrival as part of Service NSW QR check in. Masks must be worn by those aged 12 years and over inside the venue.


Artistic Endeavour is an initiative of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program; the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments; and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Proudly supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council and sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and Winsor & Newton.



Tamworth Regional Gallery

466 Peel Street Tamworth

12 December 2021

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM