The Exploring Botany exhibition is on at the Manggha Museum, Kraków. The exhibition has extended its opening due to the pandemic and is now running from February until 30 June 2021.
SBA fellow Christina Hart-Davies has just launched a new online exhibition of her lichen paintings. Christina has been painting lichens and mosses for many years, winning an impressive five RHS Gold Medals for her collections (1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 2018). Now, some of those award winning paintings are for available to buy. To view the exhibition, please visit www.christinahartdavies.co.uk/love-lichens/
Congratulations to SBA Fellow Guy William Eves, whose beautiful graphite drawings of Chestnut trees were recently acquired by Ipswich Mueum. These very detailed drawings are of a chestnut tree that grows beside Christchurch Cathedral, and were featured in an exhibition at Ipswich Art Gallery, Art Forms in Nature. The exhibition also featured work by Karl Blossfeldt, whose striking black and white photographs have influenced many botanical artists today.
Congratulations to Robert McNeill SBA Fellow, who has his stunning painting Banksia speciosa and two others selected for this forthcoming exhibition in Poland. The extensive exhibition will be an innovative project in Europe, a project that will connect botanical artists from the West and Japan, showing the works of historical masters and contemporary works.
It’s great to see plenty of exhibitions on at the moment to brighten these chilly days. The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists have an upcoming exhibition at the end of October. It features work from SBA Fellows Adrienne Roberts and Jeni Neale -who organised the event. Go to Birmingham society of botanical artists for more information.
New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more