Margaret Stones Gifts
The inaugural Melbourne Story range features works depicting Australian flora by botanical artist Margaret Stones and was created in collaboration with the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art.
Margaret Stones AM MBE was one of the twentieth century’s most highly regarded botanical artists, who continues to be admired by artists and botanists around the world. Botanical illustration is a highly specialised discipline, which unites art and science. The inherent challenge of the genre, Stones explained, was that the illustrations need to be ‘acceptable to botanists and acceptable to the art community’.