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18(4) Huntia

In this issue, R. B. Williams discovers a rare set of hand-colored lithographic plates of British poisonous plants and links it to materia medica, botanical artists, publishers, education, legislation, and pharmacy in Victorian Britain. Jana Vlachová (Tvrzníková) inspects illustrations in the Prague editions (1562, 1563) of Pietro Andrea Mattioli’s herbal to reveal new monograms of draughtsmen. If you’re ready to take us on a new adventure in the pages of our journal of botanical history, check out the topics and submission guidelines available on the Huntia page. Please visit our Web site to download the PDFs of the articles in this issue here: 18(4) Huntia

RHS Show 2021

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Saatchi Gallery have partnered to present the return of the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in 2021. Running parallel to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September, it will feature more than 200 of the best botanical artwork and garden photography by 34 global artists in celebration of these technical art forms.2021’s show will include an array of intricate and scientifically accurate botanical illustrations by 15 artists and portfolio collections from 19 photographers that will all compete for an RHS Medal – Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver, or Bronze. The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021 will be the first presented at the Saatchi Gallery, London, and will run for two weeks, enabling artists and photographers to showcase… Read more

Botanical Art Society Singapore

The Botanical Art Society (Singapore) began its journey in 2019 and now they have 60 members from Singapore, Asia, and North America. It was created by a handful of locally active botanical artists seeking to connect with other like-minded artists.  Their vision is to grow the appreciation and development of botanical art not only in Singapore but also in the region. “We support novices and accomplished artists alike, provide workshops, share information, gain knowledge and have fun together.  During Covid lockdown, we kept active and inspired through Zoom art jam sharing sessions and postcard exchanges among our members, as well as online workshops from local and overseas instructors. With Covid restrictions easing, we met up for on-site sketching sessions at our beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens,… Read more

Peoples Choice

Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”

Foundation Gallery

Our online show Plantae 21 was a great success, where we not only show-cased our talented Fellow members but also our Foundation members, the recent graduates from our Distance Learning Diploma Course. Here is a little selection of their work and to say congratulations to them all. If you’re interested in becoming an SBA student, then the next course is Course 19 which begins in January 2022. You can find out more information on signing up to our DLDC here.. Click the image below to view the gallery….