Ellas ilustran botánica

We are delighted to see that the exhibition ”

” (They illustrate botany) has travelled to the beautiful location of San Sebastian in Spain, opening March 24th at Fundación Cristina Enea de San Sebastián.

This exciting exhibition highlights the work of women botanical scientific illustrators from the 17th century to the present, revealing the relationships between art, science and gender.

The exhibition values the number of women who have been involved in the processes of disseminating science thanks to the presentation of more than two hundred reproductions of botanical works in different formats such as drawings, engravings, photographs, sculptures, paintings and books. The study of these images constitutes an interesting source of documentation to understand how illustration techniques have evolved in parallel to the history of science, but, above all, how women have been introduced into the scientific world throughout the ages. the history.

The exhibition features the work of a number of our SBA Fellows- Marta Chirino, Billy Showell, Deborah Lambkin, Pamela Taylor and Shevaun Doherty, as well as notable women artists of the past such as Beatrix Potter, Marianne North, Maria Sibylla Merrian,and many fantastic contemporary female contemporary botanical artists.
If you are planning to visit, the exhibition will be open until June 11th 2023.

A book on the exhibition will be published shortly. We have a sneak preview and it looks amazing!!