Queensland State Archives Creative in Residence
QSA Creative in Residence exhibition
Tropical Treasures is an exhibition of works by artist Donna Davis created during her 2019 residency at Queensland State Archives; where she explored stories of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area from a floristic perspective.
The residency was embedded within the framework of a current environmental conservation rescue mission entitled the Tropical Mountain Flora Project; an operation led by the Australian Tropical Herbarium and the Wet Tropics Management Authority, with Davis as the resident artist.
Davis used the QSA residency to add a rich layer of historical, political and social records plus real-time data gathered during the current rescue mission to create works reflecting past, present and possible imaged futures of endangered flora endemic to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.