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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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BASA is holding an online exhibition, Flora: the Art and Science of the Plant, from Saturday 14 November to Sunday 14 February. Come and view the work on the BASA exhibition website. All works are for sale.

See the winner of Best in Show and the Highly Commended works. Vote for your favourite work and you may win a prize. Buy an artwork for a Christmas present for that special someone or to enjoy for yourself.

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A selection of cards showing work from our member artists is available for sale leading up to Christmas. The sale will end November 29.

This beautiful calendar of paintings by some of our artists now available for A$18.

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The beautiful full-colour catalogue is available for sale for A$20 plus packaging and postage by clicking below.

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne will present the fifteenth biennial ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration’ Exhibition in 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Art of Botanical Illustration will be presented as a virtual exhibition for the first time.

    This significant showcase is one of Australia’s premier selected exhibitions of botanical artworks with paintings from local, interstate and overseas artists creating an inspiring collection of scientifically accurate works.

    Applications for The Art of Botanical Illustration 2020 are now open and available from the Friends website by clicking here. The closing date for entry and online submission of artwork is 11.59pm 9 August 2020.

    Artists must complete both the entry form and upload their high resolution artwork to DropBox to complete the application in full. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

    The selection of artwork based on the criteria outlined in the ‘Conditions of Entry’ will take place in August and successful artists will be notified on 1 September 2020 via email.

    • 16 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Scotland UK


    Congratulations to Australian botanical artist and BASA member Cheryl Hodges. Her painting of Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp  niphophila, will be showcased in the inaugural biennial botanical art exhibition at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to celebrate the power of flowers

    Running from 16th October until 13 December 2020, Florilegium: A gathering of flowers will feature works showing plants that can be seen growing in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Glasshouses, and others of significant scientific value. Joining these botanical artworks will be a series of new and existing works from Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo, Lee Mingwei and Lyndsay Mann. Work draws upon ideas of death, renewal, ritual and colonial history and span photography, moving image and works on paper.

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 14 Feb 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • On-line
    Registration is closed

    BASA's online exhibition Flora:The Art and Science of the Plant is now open. Click the image to go to the Flora website.

    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 Feb 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Kingborough Community Hub, Goshawk Way, Kingston TAS

    This workshop is for artists comfortable with drawing plants, and experienced in watercolour, who wish to extend their skills in botanical art. 

    The focus will be on flowers and their structural parts. 

    Cost $300 includes morning and afternoon tea.

    For more information email annick@windclimber.id.au 

    mobile 0409441610

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 11 May 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Lion Gate Lodge, Botanic Gardens Sydney

    The Fungi exhibition which Botanica artists who exhibited in 2018 and 2019 were all invited to register for has been postponed and will take place in autumn 2021. As the Fungi exhibition was always going to have a large component of botanical artwork, we have decided to merge the two exhibitions.

    Therefore, the theme of Botanica 2021 will be fungi and the new dates are: Friday 16 April – Tuesday 11 May 2021

    The exhibition will include botanical artworks amongst other kinds of art, including sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics and painting. The Botanica artists will be selected as per our usual guidelines, whereas the non-Botanica artists will be selected under a different criteria.

    The standard for the botanical artwork will continue to remain very high and that the non-Botanica artists will be exhibiting very different work. This range of work is a compromise in an unfortunate and unprecedented time.

    We will be working hard to promote this exhibition next year and expect to attract a new audience for your work as well. Some of the work that was planned for the July Fungi exhibition included large, colourful fungi sculptures for outside Lion Gate Lodge, a series of ceramic fungi bells for outside, contemporary photography of fungi from our own Gardens, and a range of small sculptures for inside Lion Gate Lodge.

    The exhibition committee includes previous Botanica curators and dedicated members who will be working on the exhibition to ensure its success.

    For more information contact 

    Friends of Botanic Gardens Office on 02 9231 8182  


    • 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

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PO Box 3382
Exeter NSW 2579

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