Flora of Southeast Asia

The artists have now been chosen for the Flora of Southeast Asia exhibition organised by the Botanical Art Society of Singapore. It will be at the Singapore Botanical Gardens starting in November this year and open over winter. There are a few Fellow artists from the SBA that have been chosen including Deborah Montgomerie, Henny Herawati, Icka Gavrilla, and Sunanda Verma Widel. There are a few DLDC graduates also including Waiwai Hove, and Angelina Cheong. Congratulations to all, it looks like it will be a wonderful show.

Plantae and the DLDC 2022

Our open annual exhibition was a great success, with good visitor numbers and sales. Our DLDC (distance learning diploma course) had a fantastic display there with such a high standard of work from our graduates. The students also had a guided trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and then Course 17 had its graduation ceremony in the evening. Congratulations to all our students. It’s been a busy week!!

The Hidden Renaissance Garden

SBA Fellow Sue Hénon has a wonderful exhibition “The Hidden Renaissance Garden. Painted by Sue Hénon” at the Museum Stadt Miltenberg, Bavaria from March 18 to June 19, 2022. She will be giving a talk about Botanical Art on Saturday 11th June at 14:00 followed by a tour of the exhibition. Above the Miltenberg City Museum, on the well-known Miltenberg market square is a hidden gem: a reconstructed Renaissance garden. The design of the garden is based on the bourgeois gardens of the early modern period and is historically documented. In the spring and summer of 2022, the garden will be brought into the museum with an exhibition featuring the botanical illustrations and paintings by artist Sue Hénon. On display are the plants typically planted… Read more

TABI call for entries

Registrations for one of Australia’s most prestigious botanical art exhibitions, ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration’ (TABI), are now open. The 16th biennial exhibition of TABI hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (FRBGM), will be held from 17 September – 2 October 2022.  It will be a hybrid exhibition, presented in the Galleries of Domain House, Melbourne and as a virtual exhibition, online. TABI 2022 will be a highlight of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 40th anniversary celebrations. In addition, TABI 2022 will coincide with the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV).  The FRBGM are delighted to be able to support the RBGV in this event by collaborating with the Vienna… Read more

Petal Moments

Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments.  This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.