Vera Scarth-Johnson

Wild Flower

20 Oct 2017 –
25 Feb 2018

This exhibition brings together fifty of Scarth-Johnson’s finest botanical paintings of flowering plants from the Endeavour River (Waalumbaal Birri) area alongside a number of her rarely seen floral arrangement paintings, private sketchbooks, early drawings, personal photographs and fascinating correspondence records with leading botanists and herbariums across the globe. 

The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view original works by the artist as this is the first time the collection, on loan from the Vera Scarth- Johnson Gallery, Nature’s Powerhouse, has been displayed outside of Cooktown.



Selected Works

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