The Magic of Mary Cairncross - A Celebration of Art and Nature

Author(s): Les Hall (Editor)


In November 2019, a simply stunning new book, "The Magic of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve - a celebration of Art and Nature", hit the shelves. Tim Flannery describes the book as "science by stealth" as it takes the reader on a journey of the Reserve through the eyes of the region's finest artists, scientists, naturalists and storytellers. This book depicts the flora, fauna and fungi of the beloved rainforest reserve and describes the fascinating diversity of the natural systems within it.What is truly unique about this beautiful hardcover publication is that it has no photographs. Instead, it is illustrated with 126 original artworks of watercolour, acrylic, oils and carvings. Sixteen renowned artists and eleven scientists have come together to offer their impressions of this diverse living botanical museum. What is even more remarkable is that the artists and scientists have made their contribution in kind: all profits from the book will support projects that benefit the Mary Cairncross Reserve. These projects will be carried out by the Friends of Mary Cairncross Assoc.This book is the brainchild of beloved local scientist and artist in his own right, Dr Les Hall AM. Sadly, Les passed away before the book was completed.Many renowned artists have contributed to the book including Jinibara Elder Noel Blair, Gubbi Gubbi Elder Lyndon Davis, and award-winning artists Jim Cox, Sally Elmer, Peter Hudson, Michael Oberhofer and many more. It also includes several artworks by the editor Dr Les Hall.


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General Fields

  • : 9780648570714
  • : Friends of Mary Cairncross Assoc Inc.
  • : 95.0
  • : October 2019
  • : 2 Centimeters X 22.5 Centimeters X 28.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Les Hall (Editor)
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 160