Shared reckonings



Date: 24 February - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Days: Wednesday - Sunday

Times: Museum: 10am - 4pm 

            Deadhouse: 10am - 5pm  

Where: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Schomburgk Pavilion, and the Deadhouse (F12 on the map) in Adelaide Botanic Garden, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Cost: Free entry

Artist talks: Hear what inspired the art at free talks by Catherine Truman. Free entry, but tickets required: spaces are limited. Find out more here.

Experience a brand new art exhibition by artist Catherine Truman.

A mesmerising new collection of glowing, botanically-inspired art is on display at the Museum of Economic Botany and the Deadhouse within Adelaide Botanic Garden.

In Shared Reckonings, renowned South Australian artist, Catherine Truman, explores the impact of light on human vision and the growth of plants. 

The exhibition combines thermoplastics and photo-luminescent powders with exquisite, thought-provoking results. 

Truman's work, which is presented as part of the Adelaide Festival, was created following two concurrent residencies at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, and the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology at Flinders University.

It was influenced by powerful themes: the catastrophic bushfires that swept the country last summer, climate change-induced biodiversity loss, and the global pandemic.

You will not want to miss this enchanting and thought-provoking exhibition. 




Catherine Truman. ‘Shared Reckonings’. 2020/21.  Installation from ’Shared Reckonings’ . Thermoplastic, photoluminescent powders, fabric, hand-blown glass beaker (made by Liam Flemming, Jamfactory), light box, cloth. 650(h)  x 1300(w) x 700 (d) mm

Image: Grant Hancock.


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