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

SBA DLDC Course 21

The deadline for the next SBA DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) which will be Course 21, is drawing closer. It’s the 30th of September so there is still time if you are interested in joining the course. The information about the course can be viewed on the society’s website here – https://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/…/distance…/ – See here some of the stunning work from graduates on Course 18. Patricia Gherase DipSBA (Dist) @thewildpencil.co.uk Caroline Buckley DipSBA (Dist) @carolines.botanical.art Vicky Hallam DipSBA (Dist) @vickyhallamdesigns

The Lindisfarne Orchids

For the last five years, SBA Fellow Reinhild Raistrick has been recording and painting all the known orchids on Holy Island, Northumberland. The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve houses ten different species, which is remarkable for such a small island. It also has the very rare endemic Epipactis sancta, thought to be one of our rarest plants in the UK. She has spent many happy days living on the island and working ‘in the field’ to record and illustrate them. Congratulations to Reinhild as the whole set of paintings have been acquired by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and they will become part of their permanent collection after a major exhibition of the work in Bury St Edmunds at the Guildhall from 29th April to the… Read more

Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery

Coming up next month is an exhibition of work from Gael Sellwood PPSBA and Helen Millar SBA Fellow. It will take place @cca_gallery – Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Trinity St. Cambridge from the 8th to 30th October. It will be in the gallery and online with @gaelsellwood and @helenmillarwatercolours, https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/gael-sellwood https://www.cambridgegallery.co.