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.

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome 41 new Fellow Members to the SBA! Our new members come from all over the world-UK, China, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, South Korea, Portugal, Czech republic, Indonesia, Slovenia, USA, Russia and Italy.Many congratulations to all of you!

La Flore

A new book on botanical art by artist and teacher Helen Birch is due out in January 2020 in the UK which will include a painting by SBA Fellow Fiona Wheeler. The book will be published in several languages and have approximately 100 images in the book.