Naturally Brilliant Colour

This promises to be a very exciting exhibition! Opening on 17th May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, ‘Naturally Brilliant Colour’ offers visitors the chance to experience colour like never before! Recently scientists have discovered how to recreate Pure Structural Colour, the dazzling bright colour found on plants and insects. Botanical artist Coral Guest was then invited to create the first botanical artwork using technology to accurately reproduce the brightest colours seen in the wild.The exhibition will also explore the role of colour in the natural world, and how artists have depicted the brightest shades through the ages, as well as giving visitors an insight into how this new technology could be used in the future. For more info visit the link here: https://www.kew.org/…/naturally-brilliant-colour…

Make Your Mark Competition 2021

SBA Fellow Peter Roberts has just had this beautiful silver Phalaenopsis orchid accepted into the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office ‘Make Your Mark’ competition, a prestigious event which is held annually in London. An announcement of the winners will be made on the 26th April 2021. Several of the selected pieces will be on exhibition in the Goldsmiths centre until the middle of May 2021. Peter is a retired Engineer and credits his wife, a Bridal Florist for his interest in flowers and plants. He says ‘a chance meeting with jeweller and silversmith Aileen Hamilton lead me to become captivated by the world of silversmithing that me brought to me a unique way of expressing my passion of bringing together the botanical world and the skills… Read more

Environment of Trees

Congratulations to Natalia Alatortseva SBA Fellow, who has presented her solo exhibition in Moscow. The show features images of trees, mushrooms, herbs, monotypes of plants, made in watercolor, Japanese ink, linoprints on different surfaces. Large-scale images of trees are supplemented with natural objects. This is an exhibition-immersion, an exhibition-meditation, an exhibition-path, along which the visitor can walk and collect his thoughts, make an escape to the inner forest. Visit for more info.

Julia Trickey Talks

Join Julia to look over the shoulder of renowned botanical artists from the UK and beyond. In these 45 minutes sessions, delivered via Zoom, artists will talk through their favourite projects or botanical art techniques. Their presentations will be illustrated with examples of their artwork and/or technique demonstrations which will be followed by the opportunity for Q&A. Find out more on this link: Julia Trickey Talks Talks will be recorded and available to registrants 24 hours after the live session. They will then be available for 48 hours, making them accessible whatever your time zone!