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Mountain Top Art by Donna Davis

Updated: May 10, 2021



Artwork created in response to the Tropical Mountain Plant Science Project; and art/science residency with the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University, supported by the Wet Tropics Management Authority.



"Often collaborating with ecologists, botanists and mycologists, I explore new ways to creatively interpret ecological data; working across sculpture, assemblage, installation and digital media to create works that consider imagined futures and provide sites of environmental observations. I have undertaken a number of residencies with organisations such as the Australian Tropical Herbarium, Queensland State Archives, Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Tanks Art Centre and the Department of Environment and Science. I have works held in both public and private collections and have exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions; and had work feature in state and national touring exhibitions". - Donna Davis


Special thanks to the Australian Tropical Herbarium for providing pressed specimen images of 'Acrotriche baileyana', 'Cinnamomum propiquum', 'Rhododendron lochia', 'Boea kinnearii', 'Zieria alata', 'Rhodamnia longisepala', 'Eucryphia wilkiei' for use in the artwork. All other images taken by the artist. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Proudly supported by the Australian Tropical Herbarium.



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