Frank Zich ‘Botanical Art and Botany, the work of Wendy and Bill Cooper’

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Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

William T. Cooper is nationally and internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most talented botanical and bird artists; his work is exquisite and scientifically accurate. Wendy Cooper is a renowned botanist and taxonomist. Together they have produced works of great artistic beauty and scientific merit and I will discuss aspects and examples of their work.




Frank Zich is the Collection Manager and Curator of the Australian Tropical Herbarium and in this role oversees day to day operations, curates and maintains the collection, and in recent years has been fortunate to collaborate with Wendy on some of her taxonomic projects. Frank is also responsible for development and maintenance of the rainforest plant identification system ‘Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants’. He worked at the ANBG from 2002-2006.

Lunchtime talks are held at 12.30 pm every Thursday from February to November.  Talks last for 1 hour.  We welcome a gold coins donation. The Friends use donations received at each talk to support Gardens’ programs and development and thank all those who have donated.  Please note: unless otherwise indicated, talks are in the ANBG Theatrette.

Bookings are a good idea in order to reserve a seat at the talks you wish to attend; some talks book out very quickly.  Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. 

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The Friends of the ANBG thank the speakers who volunteer their time and talents to further the knowledge of all attending events in the Gardens. Some summaries or PowerPoint presentations of Thursday talks are available to Friends at the ANBG library. A donation to the Friends for the use of this material will be gratefully accepted. Please direct queries about the talks to the Thursday Talks Team: email

The talks are in line with COVID-19 guidelines which can change rapidly.