This exhibition, containing fifty artworks loaned from the Bundaberg community, celebrates the incredible life of environmentalist and botanical artist, Vera Scarth-Johnson and her ties to the Bundaberg region. Renowned for her passion for conservation, and significant contributions to Australian botany, Scarth-Johnson spent many of her adult years as a cane and tobacco farmer in the area. Her colourful personality, coupled with her love of flora, is captured in this exhibition with the inclusion of some of her finest botanical illustrations of flora from the Queensland coastline, as well as rarely seen floral arrangement paintings, personal photographs, and memorabilia.
Image: Ray Peek, Vera Scarth-Johnson portrait, photograph. Image courtesy of Patricia Peek.