The exhibition has evolved out of John's long held fascination with the minutiae as well as the larger history and evolution of our continent, particularly the margin where the Australian bio-geographical region meets the Asian region. The exhibition investigates how the landmasses of this area have moved towards each other and dramatically collided in recent geological time along what is known as 'the Wallace Line'.

Exhibition Dates: 6 September – 29 September 2001
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John Wolseley Javan leaf and Tiwi leaf, continental drift, 2001; watercolour on paper; 56 x 199 cm; enquire
Javan leaf and Tiwi leaf, continental drift, 2001
watercolour on paper
56 x 199 cm
John Wolseley Rain forest canopy, olive backed oriole, 1999-00; watercolour on paper; 66 x 271 cm; enquire
Rain forest canopy, olive backed oriole, 1999-00
watercolour on paper
66 x 271 cm
John Wolseley The territories of birds remembering Gondwana and Laurasia, 2001; watercolour on paper; 76 x 263 cm; enquire
The territories of birds remembering Gondwana and Laurasia, 2001
watercolour on paper
76 x 263 cm
John Wolseley Green Mountain, leaf, lacewing, 2000; graphite & watercolour on paper; two panels: 56 x 111cm; 56 x 41cm; enquire
Green Mountain, leaf, lacewing, 2000
graphite & watercolour on paper
two panels: 56 x 111cm; 56 x 41cm
John Wolseley Bower bird, the space between trees, 1999; graphite of paper; 56 x 152 cm; enquire
Bower bird, the space between trees, 1999
graphite of paper
56 x 152 cm
John Wolseley The territories of birds remembering Gondwana and Laurasia (detail), 2001; watercolour on paper; 76 x 263 cm; enquire
The territories of birds remembering Gondwana and Laurasia (detail), 2001
watercolour on paper
76 x 263 cm
John Wolseley Tracing the Wallace Line; wing leaf and land, 1999; watercolour on paper; 136 x 205 cm; enquire
Tracing the Wallace Line; wing leaf and land, 1999
watercolour on paper
136 x 205 cm
John Wolseley Jungle tree, Parkia Javanica, Taman Negara, 2000; watercolour on paper; 57 x 152 cm; enquire
Jungle tree, Parkia Javanica, Taman Negara, 2000
watercolour on paper
57 x 152 cm
John Wolseley Lichens and liverworts on a leaf, Mt Kinabalu, 2001; watercolour on paper; 57 x 76 cm; enquire
Lichens and liverworts on a leaf, Mt Kinabalu, 2001
watercolour on paper
57 x 76 cm
John Wolseley Where Tembeling and Tahan rivers meet, 2000; watercolour on paper; 57 x 76 cm; enquire
Where Tembeling and Tahan rivers meet, 2000
watercolour on paper
57 x 76 cm
John Wolseley River Tembeling drawing, 0; from the series 21.; Ink on paper; 57 x 76 cm; enquire
River Tembeling drawing, 0
from the series 21.
Ink on paper
57 x 76 cm
John Wolseley Nepenthes Rajah, 2001; from the series 12.; watercolour on paper; 76.5 x 57 cm; enquire
Nepenthes Rajah, 2001
from the series 12.
watercolour on paper
76.5 x 57 cm
John Wolseley Tapir, Taman Negara, 2000; from the series 19.; watercolour on paper; 23 x 76 cm; enquire
Tapir, Taman Negara, 2000
from the series 19.
watercolour on paper
23 x 76 cm
John Wolseley A history of ferns with hoopoe and hooded pitohui (detail), 2000; watercolour on paper; 46 x 147 cm; enquire
A history of ferns with hoopoe and hooded pitohui (detail), 2000
watercolour on paper
46 x 147 cm
John Wolseley Logged jungle Sabah, 2001; graphite on invoice slips; 73 x 133 cm; enquire
Logged jungle Sabah, 2001
graphite on invoice slips
73 x 133 cm
John Wolseley Tracing the Wallace Line; descent of dipterocarp, 1999; watercolour on paper; 56 x 190 cm; enquire
Tracing the Wallace Line; descent of dipterocarp, 1999
watercolour on paper
56 x 190 cm
John Wolseley The architecture of leaves in Java and Malaysia, 2000; from the series 14.; watercolour on paper; 75 x 260.5 cm; enquire
The architecture of leaves in Java and Malaysia, 2000
from the series 14.
watercolour on paper
75 x 260.5 cm
John Wolseley A history of ferns with hoopoe and hooded pitohui, 2000; watercolour on paper; 46 x 147 cm; enquire
A history of ferns with hoopoe and hooded pitohui, 2000
watercolour on paper
46 x 147 cm
John Wolseley Pitcher plants, Mt Kinabalu, 2001; from the series 17.; graphite on paper; 16 x 75.5 cm; enquire
Pitcher plants, Mt Kinabalu, 2001
from the series 17.
graphite on paper
16 x 75.5 cm
John Wolseley Macaranga drift, 2001; watercolour on paper; 76.5 x 114 cm; enquire
Macaranga drift, 2001
watercolour on paper
76.5 x 114 cm
John Wolseley Elia Brown, Tasmania, 1996-00; watercolour. on paper; 39 x 60 cm; enquire
Elia Brown, Tasmania, 1996-00
watercolour. on paper
39 x 60 cm
John Wolseley Migration to Mongolia- the black-tailed godwit, 2000; watercolour. on paper; 56 x 23 cm; enquire
Migration to Mongolia- the black-tailed godwit, 2000
watercolour. on paper
56 x 23 cm
John Wolseley Bird of paradise- forest canopy, 2000; watercolour on paper; 34 x 20.5 cm; enquire
Bird of paradise- forest canopy, 2000
watercolour on paper
34 x 20.5 cm
John Wolseley Bird of paradise- vulcanism, 2000; watercolour on paper; 35 x 20 cm; enquire
Bird of paradise- vulcanism, 2000
watercolour on paper
35 x 20 cm
John Wolseley Barbet and small National Park, 1999; watercolour on paper; 36 x 27 cm; enquire
Barbet and small National Park, 1999
watercolour on paper
36 x 27 cm
John Wolseley White beefwood with lacewings, 1998; speciman, photocopy, overlays; 38 x 29.5 cm; enquire
White beefwood with lacewings, 1998
speciman, photocopy, overlays
38 x 29.5 cm
John Wolseley Dipterocarp germination, 1998; watercolour on paper; 56.7 x 23.5 cm; enquire
Dipterocarp germination, 1998
watercolour on paper
56.7 x 23.5 cm
John Wolseley Two satin bower birds, 2000; pencil on paper; 28 x 31 cm; enquire
Two satin bower birds, 2000
pencil on paper
28 x 31 cm
John Wolseley Leaf Island Indonesian Archipelago, 2001; watercolour and pencil on paper; 25 x 30 cm; enquire
Leaf Island Indonesian Archipelago, 2001
watercolour and pencil on paper
25 x 30 cm
John Wolseley Black-naped orioles, 1998; watercolour on paper; 17.5 x 20 cm; enquire
Black-naped orioles, 1998
watercolour on paper
17.5 x 20 cm
John Wolseley Plate tectonics- Sulawesi, 1998; watercolour on paper; 15.7 x 23 cm; enquire
Plate tectonics- Sulawesi, 1998
watercolour on paper
15.7 x 23 cm
John Wolseley Olive-backed oriole with papaya, 1999; watercolour on paper; 26 x 33 cm; enquire
Olive-backed oriole with papaya, 1999
watercolour on paper
26 x 33 cm
John Wolseley The Great Tectonic Arc: concerning the collision of the Laurasian and Gondwana Metacontinents and the idea of the Wallace Line, 1995-01; arc in watercolour and pencil drawings on paper, plant specimens; variable; enquire
The Great Tectonic Arc: concerning the collision of the Laurasian and Gondwana Metacontinents and the idea of the Wallace Line, 1995-01
arc in watercolour and pencil drawings on paper, plant specimens
variable
John Wolseley Reliquary Cabinet for a disappearing species Eastern Quoll, 2001; wooden cabinet (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart); enquire
Reliquary Cabinet for a disappearing species Eastern Quoll, 2001
wooden cabinet (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart)
John Wolseley Reliquary Cabinet for a disappearing species Alsomitra vine, 2001; wooden cabinet (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart); enquire
Reliquary Cabinet for a disappearing species Alsomitra vine, 2001
wooden cabinet (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart)
John Wolseley Herbarium for The end of the Millennium Waratah Proteacae, 1996; cabinet in different Australian woods (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart) enclosing drawings, watercolours on paper; enquire
Herbarium for The end of the Millennium Waratah Proteacae, 1996
cabinet in different Australian woods (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart) enclosing drawings, watercolours on paper
John Wolseley Herbarium for the end of the Millennium Myrtyle Beech Nothotagus, 1996; cabinet in different Australian woods (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart) enclosing drawings and watercolours on paper; enquire
Herbarium for the end of the Millennium Myrtyle Beech Nothotagus, 1996
cabinet in different Australian woods (made by Linda Fredheim, Furniture Design, Hobart) enclosing drawings and watercolours on paper