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Michael Pope Exhibition – Drawing Green

Wed 29 September 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Sun October 3, 2021

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun October 3, 2021

Michael Pope Exhibition – Drawing Green at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Event by Tanks Arts Centre.


RESIDENCY: 24 June – 11 July / EXHIBITION: 7 September – 3 October


Townsville-based artist Michael Pope will undertake a three-week residency to create a new body of work as he explores the tropical environment of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.


Pope, on his last visit to Cairns in December 2020, was struck by the walls of green around Edge Hill, the layers of plants and the beauty of the tropics.


It was then that he decided to come back and explore the area through drawing. His works, completed en plein air with an Artline 70 permanent marker, will document the artist’s experiences of the Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre and form the basis of an exhibition to be displayed at Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre in September.


Image caption: Gardens #3 (detail) 2020, ink, marker pen and watercolour on paper.



Open: 8.30am – 4.00pm Weekdays, 9.30am – 2.00pm Weekends

Cost: Free

Venue: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns


Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Collins Avenue
Edge Hill, Queensland 4870 Australia
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