An exhibition of botanical artworks Knopwood’s Kitchen Garden 1804-1824 by the Botaniko Art Group. Robert Knopwood was an early clergyman and diarist in Hobart. Knopwood kept a diary for more than 30 years, an interesting first-hand record of early Tasmania. From it we learn of the want of food and other hardships of the pioneers, the troubles with blacks and bushrangers, and the slowly improving conditions. It was a brutal, hard-drinking, hard-swearing age, and Knopwood does not appear to have been in advance of his time.
To recognise the 180th anniversary of the death of Rev Robert Knopwood, this exhibition explores his research into growing food from northern hemisphere seed stock as written about and illustrated in his diary.