• Artist
    John James Audubon
  • Title
    Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) from The Birds of America
  • Date of Production
    1829
  • Medium
    Hand coloured aquatint, engraving on paper
  • Dimensions
  • Credit Details
    Collection: Museum Victoria

The Art of Science: Scientific illustrations from Museum Victoria


Saturday, June 01, 2013 - Sunday, July 21, 2013, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mars and Timken Galleries
Admission: Free


Whether they fly, swim, crawl, wiggle or walk, we are endlessly fascinated and inspired by the creatures of our world.The Art of Scienceshowcases the uncommon beauty produced from 300 years of exacting scientific observation and illustration.

As exploration and science have expanded our horizons across time and space, the ability to capture and communicate the truths held in nature have become increasingly important. Scientific artwork is as important and astonishing today as it was in the 18th century.

In this exquisite exhibition Museum Victoria presents the development of scientific art from the State museum's seldom seen collection of artworks and rare books, and stunning images produced with microscopes, macro-lenses, and computers.

Read Time Out's interview with artist Rhyll Plant

Read Andrew Stephens' interview with curator John Kean