Image (Detail): May Gibbs, Eucalyptus Ficifolia (Red flowering gum), 1902, watercolour on cardboard, 30.6 x 23.4cm, State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Purchased 1975, Photo: Bo Wong. Copyright: The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2018
The Carrick Hill Garden Team, led by Head Gardener Neil Waters, has developed a new section in the Children's Storybook Trail using themes, imagery and native plants depicted by May Gibbs in her highly successful 20th century children's books. In response to this garden addition, Carrick Hill is presenting an exhibition of original and rarely seen artwork by May Gibbs. Setting her work alongside a selection of twentieth century and contemporary artists, this exhibition will present the work of May Gibbs as an author, illustrator, artist and environmental campaigner who has inspired generations of artists and scientists.