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Rare natural history artworks on show

Rare natural history artworks on show
9 July 2012

An exhibition of extraordinary natural history paintings and drawings by Australia’s first professional artist, John William Lewin (1770-1819) is on show at the National Library of Australia.

More than 150 of Lewin’s remarkable and distinctly Australian drawings and watercolours, drawn from the National Library of Australia, the State Library of NSW and other national and international collections, feature in Lewin: Wild Art, the first comprehensive exhibition of his works in 200 years.

This free exhibition runs until 28 October 2012.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Exhibition Gallery, Ground Floor.  

Lewin: Wild Art is a State Library of NSW exhibition presented in collaboration with the National Library of Australia.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.


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