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Artwork from left to right: Marta Salamon - Cedrus deodara, Judy Morris - Correa alba,  Julie Holcombe - Xanthorrhoea sp.Artwork from left to right: Sue Stuart - Leucadendron, Janet Matthews - Banksia coccinea, Leonie Norton - Banksia integrifoliaArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - scarlet golden pippin, Shipra Shah - artichoke, Susan Grahame - crabapplesArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - Monga Waratah, Nigi Lechner - African tulip, Sue Stuart - orchidArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - satsuma plum, Leonie Norton - Banksia formosa, Nigi Lechner - waratah

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Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Upcoming events

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 29 May 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, Warwick QLD 4370

    Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.

    Curated by Beth Jackson in collaboration with artist and botanist Dr Nita C Lester, this exhibition reflects on the significance of botanical specimens collected from our region 250 years ago, and the emergence of botanical art. It showcases sixty-five exquisite works by thirty-three members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ).

    • 25 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts 91 Murray Street Hobart

    The Allport takes you to Tahiti, albeit in 1769, showing you for the first time a selection of stunning Society Islands botanicals from Banks' Florilegium.

    The intricate botanical prints and rare journals on display are an enduring record of human survival, courage, curiosity, obsession and creativity.

    Banks' Florilegium – Society Islands, 1769 comprises framed botanical prints individually colour-printed in the 1980s, from the 18th century copperplate engravings of Sydney Parkinson's drawings. Parkinson was the artist who drew the fresh plants collected in the Society Islands by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as part of Captain James Cook's first voyage round the world.

    Spend some time taking in the edible, the intoxicating and the medicinal details of the plants; well-known to the island people, but many of them entirely new to European botany at the time.

    A beautiful colour catalogue and poster will be available for sale.

    Visit the exhibition in the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts from 25 March 2021. Open weekdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturdays 9:30am – 2:00pm; closed Sundays and public holidays.

    Wheelchair accessible

    Bookings are not required to view this exhibition.

    email: libraries.tas@education.tas.gov.au

    Phone (03) 6165 5600

       
      • 4 Jun 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • 11 Jul 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • Lockyer Valley Art Gallery, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton QLD 4343

      Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.

      Curated by Beth Jackson in collaboration with artist and botanist Dr Nita C Lester, this exhibition reflects on the significance of botanical specimens collected from our region 250 years ago, and the emergence of botanical art. It showcases sixty-five exquisite works by thirty-three members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland (BASQ).

      • 4 Jun 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • 6 Jun 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

      Price: $380.00

      Dates: 4, 5 - 6 June 2021

      Days/Times: Friday 2.00 - 5.00pm field trip (location to be confirmed); Saturday - Sunday 09.30am - 4.30pm both days at our NatureArt Lab studio

      Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

      Contact details: See the NatureArt Lab workshops website

      Reveal the fantastic world of lichens and fungi, and see what is hidden from the eyes of many! 

      About the tutor:

      Anna Voytsekhovich holds a PhD in Botany and is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. In 2003 she started her research on lichen symbiosis at the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since then she has found and described three species new to science and made several scientific discoveries. Anna has illustrated and published several books and scientific papers. In 2016 she moved to Sydney and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia. 

      About the workshop: 

      In this two day workshop you will learn all about fungi and lichens and explore the science and ecology of these special plant groups. Join us for a field trip to sketch and observe fungi and lichens in nature. Learn about where, when and how to collect specimens, and how to store them. Back in our studio you will have an opportunity to observe specimens under microscopes and magnifying glasses to reveal the incredible structures of these beautiful plants. With guidance from Anna, you will then create your own scientifically accurate sketches of fungi and/or lichens in graphite, and then transform these into beautiful watercolour studies. 

      Suitable for intermediate to advanced students. A materials list will be provided after booking. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments for this workshop. 

      NatureArt Lab is a registered Seniors discount provider - please let us know if you are a Seniors Card Holder for a 10% discount on courses and workshops.


      • 5 Jun 2021
      • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
      • 6 Jun 2021
      • 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Collinsvale Tasmania

      You will be guided through the process of observing plants and learning how to draw them accurately.

      By the end of the course you should feel comfortable drawing leaves and flowers, be able to dissect flowers and have a general understanding of botany and botanical terminology.

      Cost $160 per person , minimum group size 4 people

      4 week course also available , 3 hrs per week 7th 14 th 21 and 28 Aug, 2.30-5.30 pm

      for more information, and to book, contact Tanya mailto:scharasc@gmail.com


      • 19 Jun 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • 'Art as Mania' 20-22 Emu Bay Road Deloraine Tasmania

      Are you interested in Botanical Art, but not sure if you have the aptitude for drawing?

      This workshop will introduce you to Botanical Art, you will experience the main steps in observing and drawing plants.

      Cost $75, minimum group size of 6 people

      For more information and to book contact 'Art as Mania' email contact@artasmania.com.au

      tel 0488137315 

      • 22 Jun 2021
      • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
      • 24 Jun 2021
      • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

      A three day contemporary botanic workshop with mutli-award-winning artist Beverly Allen

      This 3 day workshop will focus on the techniques for portraying different textures in botanical painting. Shiny or velvety, pitted or smooth, spiky or crinkly; fruits come in many textures, (as do all plants).

      Build your watercolour skills with demonstrations of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and through individual instruction with an emphasis on the observation of light and colour to create texture and form.

      Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media. 

      Refreshments and Lunch provided

      About your tutor: Beverly Allen
      Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

      Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

      She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

      Price $400 members $440 non members


      Contact

      Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
      foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

      • 29 Sep 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • 10 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+11:00)
      • Fitter's Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, Canberra

      BASA is holding a Flora exhibition in Canberra to coincide with Floriade.

      Entry will be open only to members and registration should be available online by July 2021.

      • 1 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+10:00)
      • BDAS Gallery and Studios, 1 Short St, Bowral NSW

      For The Love of Plants Exhibition October 2020 - POSTPONED

      This exhibition was planned for October 2020 at the Bowral and District Art Society (BDAS) Gallery.  Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now been postponed.  We hope 2021 will be a more settled year and a new date for the exhibition will be confirmed in due course.

      Any enquiries should be directed to BDAS Botanic Artists:

      Email bdasbotanicartists17@gmail.com

      The exhibition is being organised by the Bowral and District Art Society (BDAS) Botanical Artists, an untutored group who regularly meet and work together in the BDAS studios.
      The exhibition covers a wide range of approaches to botanical art.
      The last year has shown, particularly to those of us living in the Southern Highlands and surrounding fire affected areas, that nature and plants are both fragile and incredibly resilient.
      We hope that this exhibition, at this difficult time, will highlight the true value of plants.
      Precious, beautiful and extraordinary.
      Artists are invited to submit works for the exhibition.
      All enquiries should be directed to BDAS Botanic Artists:
      E: bdasbotanicartists17@gmail.com M: 0415 078 954
      BDAS Gallery and Studios: www.bdasgallery.com (02)4861 4093

      • 25 Oct 2021
      • (UTC+11:00)
      • 7 Nov 2021
      • (UTC+11:00)
      • Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 65 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004

      Due to COVID-19 the exhibition in Hobart has been postponed until October-November 2021. Entries for this exhibition will be open to BASA members only.

      Registration for this exhibition should open in August 2021.

      To join BASA please click here

      Contact us for more information.

      • 16 Nov 2021
      • 9:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
      • 17 Nov 2021
      • 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • 'Art as Mania' 20-22 Emu Bay Road Deloraine

      You will be guided through the process of observing plants and drawing them accurately.

      By the end of the course you should be comfortable drawing leaves and flowers, be able to  dissect flowers and have a general understanding of botany and botanical terminology. 

      for more information and to enrol contact 'Art as Mania'

      email mailto:contact@artasmania.com.au

      tel 0488127215

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