Tabatha Forbes - Painting

For the past decade Tabatha Forbes work has been concerned with the collection, identification and documentation of flora and fauna during the 18th and 19th century European voyages into the South Pacific.  As well as the marriage between science and art, the way that place was perceived and valued beyond the indigenous nature and culture already existing there has been an on-going fascination. Her recent work combines observational studies with her doctoral research which considers place, both at large and intimately through painting, post-photographic practice and video.