The Country Women’s Association of Victoria (CWA Vic) and re-science have brought science and craft together in this unique exhibition.
To celebrate the International Year of Forests the CWA Vic are putting together a handcraft exhibition of eucalyptus trees, their leaves, buds, fruits and flowers and microscopic images of plants up-close. We’ve taken iconic eucalyptus trees from 6 Victorian regions and created multiple wall hangings of scientifically accurate depictions of trees, leaves, flowers, bark and seeds. Each person involved in the exhibition has used their own expertise in a handcraft to produce an exhibition which is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Plant molecules – like chlorophyll, which gives plants their green colour – have been modelled in 3D splendour; some molecules stretch out over three metres in length. These large installations offer a sneak-peak into the microscopic world of plants and what goes on deep inside the green leaves, proud trunks and thirsty roots.
This event is brought to you by re-science and the Country Women's Association as part of the Inspiring Australia initiative.