'Lewin: Wild Art' at the National Library

To: "David McDonald \(personal\)" <>
Subject: 'Lewin: Wild Art' at the National Library
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 23:08:32 -0000 (UTC)
And for those attending the August meeting, the book published by the
State Library of NSW to accompany the exhibition will be the raffle prize.
Sandra H

> On Friday one of our greatest National Treasures, the National Library
> of Australia, opened its exhibition on the life and art of John Lewin,
> as in Lewin's Honeyeater. It is a wonderful exhibition, a must visit for
> birders and colonial history buffs alike. And the accompanying book /by
> Richard Neville, Mr JW Lewin: painter & naturalist/, is outstanding as
> well.
> Details on the exhibition from the NLA website
> :
>     /Lewin: Wild Art/ is about the life and times of John William Lewin
>     (1770-1819), the first free professional artist to settle in
>     Australia. Arriving in NSW in 1800 from London, Lewin's mission was
>     to collect, draw and publish Australia's natural history for
>     European audiences.
>     He landed in Sydney a conventional natural history artist, steeped
>     in European traditions, but quickly developed his own unique and
>     lively style. Specimens were clearly located in their natural
>     habitat and strong diagonals animated his compositions. The
>     challenge of confronting the new environment - where he found
>     everything 'contrary to our knowledge in England' - inspired his
>     beautifully observed illustrations, which are undoubtedly Australian.
>     The State Library of NSW holds the largest, indeed an unrivalled,
>     collection of Lewin's art and books, with some 400 works. He is also
>     represented in other Australian and British collections. This
>     exhibition will bring together, for the first time, Lewin's work
>     from these major collections.
>     /Lewin: Wild Ar/t is a State Library of New South Wales exhibition
>     presented in collaboration with the National Library of Australia.
> David
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