Sally Bunker



Born in UK 1949 and growing up in the country, Sally always had a hobbyist interest in the environment and the artistic representation of flora. An athlete and dancer, she took up physical education along with remedial child therapy, and specialized at secondary level.

Moving with family to Hong Kong 1979, Sally worked in P/E and environmental studies at kinder/primary level, before starting an International Kindergarten, and she obtained the qualifications to be a Principal; her curriculum emphasised environmental studies.

Having no training in botanical art-work, but having dabbled for 15 years, she was encouraged to take it up full time, so in 2002 she enrolled in a week’s course with Anne-Marie Evans, igniting new-found passion.  Obtaining a Distinction in SBA’s Long-distance Learning Course, her work has been exhibited at SBA’s annual exhibition ever since.

Seeking a worthwhile project, Sally is now working alongside Hong Kong University on a “heritage book” of 100 of the 360 species of indigenous, significant and endemic trees of the territory.  Illustrating seasonal changes of each tree needs “meeting” all her subjects, involving many hours of field-work, mainly on Lantau – Hong Kong’s lovely rural island where she now lives. A university professor is writing up the details of each tree; publication hopefully in a few years’ time, with more to follow!

Professional Qualifications:
SBA Diploma in Botanical Art (Distinction) 2012
Merit from the London School of Botanical Art (nominated Student-of-the Year 2008)
NEC  Diploma – Kindergarten/Primary Principalship 1998
Teaching Diploma  1970

Positions held:
Member SBA
Environmental Advisor for primary-level curriculum.
Kindergarten Proprietor and Principal
Member Hong Kong Gardening Society
Committee – Green Lantau Association
P/E and remedial teacher (senior level).
Aerobic dance teacher.
Asst District Commissioner Hong Kong Scouting.

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