Paradise Lost : Daniel Solander’s Legacy
14 March - 26 April, 2020
Paradise Lost is a touring exhibition of twenty works by ten New Zealand artists invited by Solander Gallery to respond creatively to the legacy of Daniel Solander and his contribution to New Zealand’s early scientific and natural history.
Employed by Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander was responsible for the collection and identification of over 130 plant specimens on Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific (1768 – 1791).
Trained by the Swedish scientist, Carl Linnaeus, Daniel Solander has left an enduring legacy in the botanical and cultural heritage of New Zealand.
The participating artists are: John Pusateri (Auckland), Alexis Neal (Auckland), Dagmar Dyck (Auckland), John McLean (New Plymouth), Tabatha Forbes (New Plymouth), Michel Tuffery (Wellington), Sharnae Beardsley (Christchurch), Jo Ogier (Christchurch), Lynn Taylor (Dunedin) and Jenna Packer (Dunedin).