Miss Pink's WildflowersFrom the Olive Pink Collection

2004 Exhibition

'Miss Pink's Wildflowers' - University of Tasmania Library

An exhibition of watercolour and pencil sketches of arid lands flora from Central Australia by Olive Pink (1884-1975) from the University of Tasmania archives accompanied by botanical specimens from the Tasmanian Herbarium. This exhibition was mounted in the foyer window of the Morris Miller Library at the Sandy Bay campus of the University. It ran from May until August 2004.

Exhibition acknowledgements:

  • Sue Backhouse, Curator of Art and Jacqui Ward of TMAG for providing access to and reproductions of the Albert Namatjira paintings donated to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery by Olive Pink
  • Dr Marco Duretto of the Tasmanian Herbarium for his assistance with selection of plant specimens to complement Olive Pink’s drawings
  • The Tasmanian Herbarium for the loan of plant material
  • Janet Middleton for providing Olive Pink material from TMAG library
  • Tony Marshall and the staff of the Tasmaniana Library, State Library of Tasmania, for providing access to Olive Pink’s letters to Sir William Crowther and providing scans of the letter of 2/10/1959 and the Art Society of Tasmania Annual Exhibition catalogue of 1907 in which Olive Pink exhibited four paintings
  • Julie Marcus, biographer of Olive Pink, for giving permission to use material from her works about Olive Pink - in particular from The Indomitable Miss Pink Sydney, UNSW Press, 2001
  • Clarry Smith, Curator of the Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs for the provision of brochures about the garden and permission to use reproductions of photographs
  • Sandra Holmes for editing assistance and loan of sand from Central Australia
  • Clair Andersen from Riawunna for advice and loan of 'Bean Tree' necklace

Exhibition curated and designed by Gillian Ward with assistance from Lois Anderson, Zoe McKay, Kate Walpole, Jules Witek, Julie Wills and Emelia Ward