BASA artists exhibited for the first time at the 2013 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show which was held from Wednesday 20 March to Sunday 24 March at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.
The Show always hosts an art sale area on the gallery level in this beautiful historic building where various Art Societies are able to display their work with an emphasis on floral themes. The Show organisers provided BASA with 20 black-covered panels to display our work and we filled them all. Thirty-one artists entered the exhibition and 88 works were hung. Entries came from NSW, QLD, WA and California as well as Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Our display received much praise for the layout and quality of the work and we would like to thank all those who volunteered to help with the hanging.
Up to 100,000 people come to the Flower and Garden Show each year and it is an ideal venue for us to display our work and to generate interest in botanical art. I\We hope that it will become a permanent fixture on our exhibition calendar.