AN exhibition of oil paintings at the Robert Clark Conservatory Ballarat .
12th -25th October.
Napoleons is 15 kms south west of Ballarat, an area that was extensively mined for gold and bears the evidence through mining shafts, tunnels, diggings and devastated bush land.
Despite this, the area is abundant with indigenous herbs and small shrubs that have been documented and painted by artist Rosalind Lawson. Between 2003-2013 most of the paintings were completed but it is an ongoing project. 121 small oil paintings assembled into 4 large panels will hang in the Conservatory from the 12th – 25th October. These works illustrate both the botanical aspect of each plant but also refer to the extreme climatic conditions of severe drought and then major floods that occurred during that decade.