The famous paragraph about a 'tangled bank' with which Charles Darwin ends The Origin of Species was based on a particular patch of ground in Kent which still remains there today, still enjoyed by the descendants of the same birds, insects and worms which he described. This exhibition is about two other patches of scrub—one I found in the sandhills of the West Victorian Mallee, the other on the slopes of Mont Sainte-Victoire in Provence.

—John Wolseley

Exhibition Dates: 16 October – 8 November 2008
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John Wolseley 18. Sunset Track Ventifact enfolding Moths, 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
; 30 x 26 cm ((irregular); enquire
18. Sunset Track Ventifact enfolding Moths, 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
30 x 26 cm ((irregular)
John Wolseley 5. Pinson des Arbres singing above Picasso's Grave - Vauvenargues, 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 77 cm; enquire
5. Pinson des Arbres singing above Picasso's Grave - Vauvenargues, 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 77 cm
John Wolseley 17. Wathe reserve Ventifact with Singing Honeyeater, 2008; Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 29 x 25cms (irregular); enquire
17. Wathe reserve Ventifact with Singing Honeyeater, 2008
Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
29 x 25cms (irregular)
John Wolseley 16. Red Bluff Ventifact with Jacky Lizard , 2008; Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 27 x 54cm (irregular); enquire
16. Red Bluff Ventifact with Jacky Lizard , 2008
Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
27 x 54cm (irregular)
John Wolseley 3. A Last Inventory of the Plants of Mont St. Victoire, 2008; found charcoal graphite and watercolour; 57 x 182 cm; enquire
3. A Last Inventory of the Plants of Mont St. Victoire, 2008
found charcoal graphite and watercolour
57 x 182 cm
John Wolseley 60 Days windblown: 52 metres with Mallee Inventory, 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 34 x 76 cm; enquire
60 Days windblown: 52 metres with Mallee Inventory, 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
34 x 76 cm
John Wolseley 12. Seventy four days windblown: 98 metres - Jacky Lizard with Lichens, 2007; Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 54 x 57 cm (irregular); enquire
12. Seventy four days windblown: 98 metres - Jacky Lizard with Lichens, 2007
Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
54 x 57 cm (irregular)
John Wolseley 7. Ventifact held by Burnt Branches, Sunset Track no 1, 2007; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 77 cm; enquire
7. Ventifact held by Burnt Branches, Sunset Track no 1, 2007
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 77 cm
John Wolseley 9. An Inventory of the Plants of the Maquis, no.1, 2008; juniper charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 57 x 77 cm; enquire
9. An Inventory of the Plants of the Maquis, no.1, 2008
juniper charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
57 x 77 cm
John Wolseley 20. Bouvreuil pivoine , 2008; Kermis Oak charcoal, graqphite and watercolour on paper; 20.5 x 25 cm; enquire
20. Bouvreuil pivoine , 2008
Kermis Oak charcoal, graqphite and watercolour on paper
20.5 x 25 cm
John Wolseley 13. An Inventory of the Plants of the Maquis, no. 2, 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 50 x 77 cm; enquire
13. An Inventory of the Plants of the Maquis, no. 2, 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
50 x 77 cm
John Wolseley 1. The Language of Lizards , 2007-08; Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 284 cm; enquire
1. The Language of Lizards , 2007-08
Found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 284 cm
John Wolseley 6. Ventifact Held by Burnt Branches, Sunset Track no. 2, 2007; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 77 cm; enquire
6. Ventifact Held by Burnt Branches, Sunset Track no. 2, 2007
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 77 cm
John Wolseley 15. Bullfinches in Snow - Homage to Bruno Liljefors , 2008; found Charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 38 x 57 cm; enquire
15. Bullfinches in Snow - Homage to Bruno Liljefors , 2008
found Charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
38 x 57 cm
John Wolseley 19. Two Bullfinches and Barbed Wire , 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 38 x 30 cm; enquire
19. Two Bullfinches and Barbed Wire , 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
38 x 30 cm
John Wolseley 14. 92 days Windblown : 164 metres - Cranesbills from Mt. Crozier , 2007-08; found charcoal , graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 44 cm; enquire
14. 92 days Windblown : 164 metres - Cranesbills from Mt. Crozier , 2007-08
found charcoal , graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 44 cm
John Wolseley 2. The Redstart Sings - the Mountain Unfolds , 2008; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56.5 x 226 cm; enquire
2. The Redstart Sings - the Mountain Unfolds , 2008
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56.5 x 226 cm
John Wolseley 10. Fauvette Melanocephale, 2008; Juniper charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 24 x 55.5 cm; enquire
10. Fauvette Melanocephale, 2008
Juniper charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
24 x 55.5 cm
John Wolseley 4. Lake Tyrrell, Orange Chat - sun and sqall, 2007-08; found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper; 56 x 154 cm; enquire
4. Lake Tyrrell, Orange Chat - sun and sqall, 2007-08
found charcoal, graphite and watercolour on paper
56 x 154 cm
John Wolseley 11. White-throated Gerygone, 2008; found charcaol, graphite and watercolour on paper; 31 x 55 cm; enquire
11. White-throated Gerygone, 2008
found charcaol, graphite and watercolour on paper
31 x 55 cm