The 6th Botanical Art Thailand

The 6th Botanical Art Thailand will be held from July 23 to August 4, 2024, at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC). – Following Thailand’s co-hosting of Botanical Art Worldwide 2018 with 24 other countries, the Sci-Art Network, in collaboration with the Plant Science Department of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, has continued to promote botanical art in Thailand. Botanical Art Thailand has attracted thousands of visitors each year since 2019. We also hold annual workshops to introduce botanical and scientific illustration to the public. – The theme for Botanical Art Thailand 2024 is “Herbal and Medicinal Plants,” reflecting Thailand’s rich tradition of herbal medicine with centuries of wisdom and cultural heritage. The exhibition will showcase the importance of plants beyond food and decoration,… Read more

RHS EXHIBITION OF BOTANICAL ART

Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the RHS exhibition of botanical art at the Saatchi gallery in London that opened on the 14th June. Quite a few SBA Fellows have been awarded medals: With golds – Hyunjin Cho, Toni Dade, Amelia Grass, Lynne Uptin and Sunanda Verma Widel. With a silver-gilt – Hyojung Kim, With a silver – Ingrid Arthur and Annie Chen With a bronze – Hyun Jung Kim. Well done to all. For more info visit here….  

‘The Florilegium: Rainforest Species at Risk’

Ros Franklin SBA Fellow has had a painting of Acronychia laevis accepted into the Florilegium Society of The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. It is in the exhibition that is on now called ‘The Florilegium: Rainforest Species at Risk’ The Florilegium Society is presenting the inaugural exhibition at the Garden Gallery in the newly refurbished Robert Brown Building at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 5th April to 5th May 2024. This exhibition focuses on the impact of climate change and plant pathogens on rainforest species and increased human activity leading to habitat loss and fragmentation of rainforests. – www.botanicgardens.org.au/whats-on/florilegium-rainforest-species-risk

Emerge : natural design

Emerge : natural design, an upcoming exhbition in Edinburgh by Marianne Hazlewood SBA Fellow. 3rd – 25th May, OPENING HOURS, Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm, Sat 11am to 4pm Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE Web Links to exhibition: https://www.openeyegallery.co.uk/exhibitions/marianne-hazlewood-emerge-natural-design AND https://www.mariannehazlewood.co.uk/emerge-natural-design-exhibition-open-eye-gallery/ ‘I have been working with the genus Arisaema for several years. My new work focuses on emergent growth, pattern and plant architecture and is inspired by the plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt. I’ve been delighted to transpose his love of detail, rhythm and structure into my own much-loved subject Arisaema. I love the way Blossfeldt exploited symmetry, recurring structure and ‘natural design’.’ ‘I have been exploring this in the plants that I grow, capturing their own natural design in mostly monochrome illustrations in Japanese ink… Read more

Orchids at Kew

The Kew Library are exhibiting the beautiful orchid paintings of Reinhild Raistrick SBA Fellow. It is timed to be on at the same time as the Orchid Festival of Madagascar orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.The entrance to the exhibition in the Library Reading Room is free. DATE AND TIMES – Tuesdays – Thursdays, 6 February to 11 April 2024, 10am to 4pm www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids-lindisfarne