Sun 27 Dec 2020
- John Stewart Turner (1908-1991)
Scraper boards, watercolours, lithographs, photographs
John S Turner … the botanist and artist – is a retrospective exhibition showing the scraperboards, watercolours, lithographs and photographs created by John S Turner, botanist, educator and artist (1908-1991). John Turner was the Professor of Botany at Melbourne University from 1938 to the early 1970s. He was a passionate conservationist and a remarkable artist.
On retiring from Melbourne University, John moved to Castlemaine, continuing with scraperboard – his long-practised art – and became involved with Buda Historic Home and Garden, and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum, among other things. His scraperboard landscapes have illustrated a range of publications. On show only for the second time. The exhibition opens on Saturday 5 December, closing on December 27.