Tag Archives: Hermann Beckler

An update on the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project

If you have been following my blog for a while you will remember the annual trips that the Fella and I make up to Menindee, a little country town about an hour out of Broken Hill. If you are new … Continue reading

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Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Exhibition

I am so excited! On Thursday we confirmed that our exhibition for Beckler’s Botanical Bounty is going to be held in February, 2018, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Let me do a little explaining….. I am part of a … Continue reading

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Mutawintji National Park

I have just come back to Menindee after spending a few days in Mutawintji National Park. It is a couple of hours north east of Broken Hill. Have you ever seen the movie “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”? It was … Continue reading

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It’s finished!!

What’s finished? My Cullen painting! Cullen pallidum Why is this momentous? For a few reasons. 1. I have have been working on it for quite a while. In fact, I first collected the specimen on my first trip up to … Continue reading

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Beckler’s Botanical Bounty

It is a while since I have posted about a project I am involved with — Beckler’s Botanical Bounty. I will be letting you know more about it soon, I promise. But as a taster  I am giving you a … Continue reading

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Menindee, outback New South Wales

Keep heading north from Mildura and you reach Broken Hill. Then turn south-east along the Menindee Road, drive for about 100 kms or about an hour to come to the township of Menindee. Menindee is a small country town in … Continue reading

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Beckler’s Botanical Bounty — in ‘The Age’! I am involved in an ongoing botanic art project, connected to the Burke and Wills Expedition into Central Australia in 1860. Today there was an article in ‘The Age’, Melbourne’s newspaper, about the … Continue reading

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Hermann Beckler

For those of you who have been following my blog for a little while (and thank you to all who do follow) will know that I am involved in a project connecting botanical art with the Burke and Wills Expedition … Continue reading

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Collecting a plant specimen

Despite me interrupting myself with posts about books and flowers, I am following a thread of the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project. Have a look here to see what this project is and here and here to find out about plant … Continue reading

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Plant identification #2

Correct plant identification is not only important to make sure it is on Beckler’s plant list.  Botanic art can be defined as ‘making science visible’. Its fundamental purpose is to help both scientists and lay people identify plants. Botanic art … Continue reading

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