Christine Johnson

“Inland”

The works for Inland follow the impulse for botanical exploration which I began in the project, Voyages Botanical.

When I first saw the Eileen Ramsay collection of botanical specimens at the Mildura Arts Centre, I was inspired to create new works to celebrate Ramsay’s important contribution to Australian botany.

I was struck by the fragile beauty of Eileen’s specimen folio, held together with pink ribbon, and the care she had taken in assembling such a large collection.

With the help of local plant enthusiasts, Marion and Peter Lang, I went in search of the plants that I hoped might still be growing in the Murray River region.

Working from Eileen’s plant list, Marion and Peter helped me identify many of these plants still growing in their natural environment.

I felt as if we were following in Eileen Ramsay’s footsteps as we drove around the river flats, finding matches with her specimens and field notes.

It seemed appropriate to use the cyanotype process to document our findings. This process, originally used by Anna Atkins in the 1840s for botanical illustration, seemed the perfect way to combine the new with the old.

The ghost images of the plants against the blue background seemed to express something of a forgotten past brought into the focus of the present under the big blue dome of the sky.

Christine Johnson,

2016

 

A Series Chamelaucium unicatum

A Series Chamelaucium unicatum

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a charcoal drawing by the artist from a living specimen.

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Brunonia australis

A Series Brunonia australis

Etching - Hand-coloured solar plate engraving created from a charcoal drawing by the artist from a living specimen, overprinted with Matthew Flinders' map Chart of Terra Australis, South Coast, 1802, and a line drawing by the artist.[br]

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Lechenaultia biloba

A Series Lechenaultia biloba

Etching - Hand-coloured solar plate engraving created from a painting by the artist.

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Grevillea Banksii

A Series Grevillea Banksii

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from drawing by the artist and a botanical illustration by Ferdinand Bauer from Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae (1813).

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Diplolaena grandiflora

C Series Diplolaena grandiflora

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from pages of William Dampier's journal.

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$250.00 inc. GST

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C Series Xerochrysum bracteatum

C Series Xerochrysum bracteatum

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a drawing by Sydney Parkinson.

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Dampiera stricta

C Series Dampiera stricta

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a drawing by Sydney Parkinson.

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Billardiera scandens

C Series Billardiera scandens

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from text by James Edward Smith and botanical art by James Sowerby from A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland.

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Ceratopetalum gummiferum

C Series Ceratopetalum gummiferum

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a detail in a botanical illustration by James Sowerby in A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland (1793).

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Chorizema illicifolia

C Series Chorizema illicifolia

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from an engraving by Pierre Joseph Redoute? in Descriptions Des Plantes Rares.

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Chamelaucium uncinatum

C Series Chamelaucium uncinatum

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Brunonia australis

C Series Brunonia australis

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from Ferdinand Bauer's botanical illustration in Illustrationes florae Novae Hollandiae (1813).

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Lechenaultia biloba

C Series Lechenaultia biloba

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from an illustration and text from Samuel Curtis' General Indexes to the Plants Contained in the First Fifty-three Volumes of the Botanical Magazine (1828).

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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C Series Grevillea Banksii

C Series Grevillea Banksii

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from an illustration by Ferdinand Bauer in Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae (1813).

9.5 x 7.5 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Xerochrysum bracteatum

Xerochrysum bracteatum

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

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Wahlenbergia fluminalis

Wahlenbergia fluminalis

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

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Disphyma crassifolium

Disphyma crassifolium

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Clematis microphylla

Clematis microphylla

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Hakea mitchellii

Hakea mitchellii

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Brachychiton populneus

Brachychiton populneus

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Dianella revoluta

Dianella revoluta

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Wahlenbergia fluminalis

Wahlenbergia fluminalis

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

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Argentipallium blandowskianum

Argentipallium blandowskianum

Etching - Cyanotype

Source image courtesy of Melissa Doherty

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

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Acacia calamifolia

Acacia calamifolia

Etching - Cyanotype

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$750.00 inc. GST

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A Series Diplolaena grandiflora[br]

A Series Diplolaena grandiflora[br]

Etching - Solar plate engraving (three plates) created from a drawing by the artist from a living specimen, over-printed with text, a map and botanical art published in William Dampier's journal.

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Xerochrysum bracteatum

A Series Xerochrysum bracteatum

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a drawing by Sydney Parkinson from Joseph Banks' HMS Endeavour journal, and a background image by the artist.

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Dampiera stricta

A Series Dampiera stricta

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a drawing by the artist from a living specimen, over-printed a drawing by Sydney Parkinson and a map of the La Perouse voyage.

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Billardiera scandens

A Series Billardiera scandens

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a drawing by the artist and botanical art by George Raper (1788).

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Ceratopetalum gummiferum

A Series Ceratopetalum gummiferum

Etching - Solar plate engraving created from a painting by the artist and from text and botanical illustration from James Edward Smith and James Sowerby's, A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland (1793).

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

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A Series Chorizema illicifolia

A Series Chorizema illicifolia

34 x 29 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2014

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Dianella revoluta

Dianella revoluta

Cyanotype

25 x 21 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$275.00 inc. GST

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Eremophila oppositifolia

Eremophila oppositifolia

Cyanotype

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$950.00 inc. GST

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Elina

Elina

Etching - Burnished Aquatint

43.5 x 41 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2005

$2,100.00 inc. GST

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Australian Sunrise

Australian Sunrise

Etching - Burnished Aquatint

43.5 x 41 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2005

$2,100.00 inc. GST

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Winter Rose

Winter Rose

Etching - Burnished Aquatint

29 x 28.5 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2004

$990.00 inc. GST

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Memento

Memento

Etching - Burnished Aquatint

29 x 28.5 cm

Edition length: 50

Year of Print: 2004

$990.00 inc. GST

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