scott sisters web

Beauty from Nature: art of the Scott Sisters

Exquisite illustrations and water colour images of butterflies, moths, caterpillars and plants by two of 19th century Australia’s most prominent natural history artists will be on display in the exhibition in Beauty from nature: art of the Scott sisters at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum until 2 April 2017.

This stunning exhibition features delicate scientific illustrations and watercolours, created by two extraordinary women Harriet (Hattie) and Helena (Nellie) Scott, whose love of nature and tremendous skill in rendering its beauty led them to a remarkable career in scientific illustrations – many of which are still used by scientists today.

Beauty from nature: art of the Scott sisters is an exhibition toured by the Australian Museum. For more information visit: