Arthur Bartholomew

Arthur Bartholomew was another early prolific illustrator completing more than 700 species of flora and fauna over 40 years. A selection of his superb drawings detailing scientifically accurate measurements of the Murray Cod will be included in the exhibition. Often completed directly from the living species, the immediacy present in the work by both illustrators allows viewers to draw into question matters of continuity and change within a species and reflect on the fragility inherent in ecological systems.