Hunt Institute

The reception of the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art at the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh, USA, is on this week. You can view the exhibition until the 18th December. Artists exhibiting from the SBA are Mary Dillon, Melinda Edstein, Jarnie Godwin, Christiana Hale Webb and Claire Kathleen Ward. http://www.huntbotanical.org/exhibitions/current/

Ellen Exhibition

A fascinating exhibition celebrating Irish botanist, Ellen Hutchins, is currently on at the Library Reading Room at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Ellen’s story reveals how important botanical illustration was (and still is) to botanists, and the significant part that her correspondence played in botany in the nineteenth century. Discover the legacy that she left from her short life told through her beautiful drawings of seaweeds, letters, and plant finds in botanical books of the early 1800s. The exhibition has been extended until 22nd November, it is free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

More than just Trees

On now is an exhibition by SBA Fellow Pamela Taylor called ‘More than just Trees’. Pamela’s drawings record just one moment in the life of the tree. Young trees become mature specimens, which eventually become over mature, when the crown may begin to diminish in size. One day the tree may be blown down in a storm or die as a result of water logging, drought or fungal disease. Sometimes it may survive such ravages but bear the scars. All these events can be recorded poignantly and dramatically in pen and ink. It is held at Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ. For more info click here..

Fresh Art Fair

SBA member Denise Heywood will be exhibiting her watercolour paintings with the Lime Tree Gallery at the Fresh Art Fair, Ascot Racecourse on the 20th to 22nd September. Contact the gallery for a free invitation-http://www.limetreegallery.com/…/fresh-art-fair-ascot…/1365/ Her work is also included in the Lime Tree Gallery Autumn exhibition in Bristol from 14th September to 14th October.