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Rare Collection by Julie Blyfield at the National

Exhibition  /  22 Nov 2016  -  17 Dec 2016
Published: 09.11.2016
Rare Collection by Julie Blyfield at the National.
The National
Management:
Caroline Billing
Julie Blyfield. Wall piece: Wildflower, 2016. Oxidised sterling silver, bi-metal copper& stg silver, wax. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Julie Blyfield
Wall piece: Wildflower, 2016
Oxidised sterling silver, bi-metal copper& stg silver, wax
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Intro
An hommage to the book of plant illustrations - Wild flowers of South Australia made by Fanny De Mole in 1861, the first book to illustrate the flora of South Australia.

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Julie Blyfield
It is an enormous privilege to work with original source materials to inspire new directions in my jewellery and metal work. In 2015, I approached the State Herbarium of South Australia and spoke with the Botanist - Robyn Barker who encouraged me to investigate the book of plant illustrations - Wild flowers of South Australia.

In the preface of the 1861 book, De Mole states: This present little work is offered , not as having any botanical pretensions, but simply as a Book of Flowers; flowers with which we daily meet in our grounds and neighbourhood, and with which we would gladly make our friends in England familiar.

The old volume contains 20 plates and illustrates 38 different flowering plants from South Australia. Each of the delicate, hand coloured prints is accompanied by a name plate with a description of the plant species with the botanical / common names. It is believed that in the mid 1800’s Fanny’s plant illustrations were sent to England where they were made into Lithographs and returned to Adelaide for hand-colouring with assistance from her family and friends.  Fanny tragically died of Tuberculosis at the age of 31 in 1866. She left a wonderful legacy to be enjoyed today.

This project was generously supported by Arts South Australia. I would especially like to thank Robyn Barker- Botanist from the Herbarium who generously shared her knowledge and expertise. Special thanks to Tony Kanellos and Lorrae West from the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Red Pea' Brooches, 2016. Oxidised sterling silver, paint,wax . Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Red Pea' Brooches, 2016
Oxidised sterling silver, paint,wax 
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Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Render, 2016. Oxidised sterling silver, bi- metal copper stg. paint,wax . Photo by: Grant Hancock. Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Render, 2016
Oxidised sterling silver, bi- metal copper stg. paint,wax 
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Julie Blyfield. Necklace: Silver Pea, 2016. Oxidised sterling silver,sterling silver, wax . Photo by: Grant Hancock. Julie Blyfield
Necklace: Silver Pea, 2016
Oxidised sterling silver,sterling silver, wax 
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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Julie Blyfield. Neckpiece: Trellis, 2016.  Oxidised sterling silver, bi- metal 22kt, silver ,wax. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Julie Blyfield
Neckpiece: Trellis, 2016
 Oxidised sterling silver, bi- metal 22kt, silver ,wax
Photo by: Grant Hancock
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