09 Mar - 28 Jun

Jeannie Baker:
Desert Jungle

On display soon at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Please Note: This touring exhibition is held at Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney from 18 May – 28 June 2024

Explore Jeannie Baker’s spectacular and astonishing collages capturing the deep beauty, mystery, and hidden vitality of the desert landscape – and why it needs our protection.

This touring exhibition was coproduced with renowned children’s book author and artist, Jeannie Baker to align with the publishing of her latest book Desert Jungle.

Jeannie’s vibrant and visually distinct works present a visual narrative that explores the complex biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert. Over one-third of the Australian landscape is classified as desert, and yet for most settler Australians, the desert remains a barren space. In this new story, Jeannie explores the Valley of the Cirios in Mexico, through the perspective of a young child and his grandfather.

During an historic moment, when the global community is grappling with the irreversible effects of climate change, Desert Jungle offers a moment of reflection and insight, to celebrate that which is unique, and cannot be lost.

Recommended for all ages, admission is free.

18 May – 28 June 2024 at Royal Botanical Garden Sydney

14 September – 10 November 2024 at Yarrila Arts and Museum, Coffs Harbour

25 November 2024 – 15 March 2025 at Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Library

Stay tuned for more exhibition touring dates.

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