Free Exhibition: 30 November 2017 – 25 January 2018
Featuring the original works of Irish botanist William Harvey who first described Australian seaweed as “varied and curious”. Harvey undertook a mammoth collecting trip around the world between 1853 and 1856, spending many months in Australia and collecting many thousands of seaweed specimens. Research into seaweed has continued to the present day, and there are a number of Deakin University researchers who are focussing on this fascinating organism.
More than just sushi or smelly slimy stuff, this exhibition will highlight the beauty, variety and possibilities of seaweed. Included in the exhibition is one of Harvey’s original albums, full of dried seaweed specimens, and a number of exquisitely illustrated rare books.
This stunning exhibition will also feature the Contemporary Photography of Donna Squire, University photographer, who has been working closely with Deakin’s seaweed researchers.”
This exhibition will present seaweed, as you’ve never seen it before.
Exhibition and Library are open 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Exhibition will run until 25 January, but will be closed 25 December - 3 January.
Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Deakin University Waterfront Campus:
Cnr Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd