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SBA Diploma Graduation

The Graduation Ceremony for Course 14 was held at the Art Worker’s Guild, London on the the 19th July. 40 students Graduated from Course 14 and 24 students travelled from various parts of the World to attend the evening accompanied by their family and friends. It was a very enjoyable occasion to mark the ending of a long, rewarding experience throughout the Distance Learning Diploma Course for many Graduates. If you would like your photograph from the evening please email Pam Henderson. Anyone interested in applying for the Distance Learning Diploma Course the Prospectus and Application Form is available to download here. Prospectus for Course 17 Closing date is the 30th September 2019 for Course 17 Commencing in January 2020  

Join US

Join us as a Fellow, you will need your very best five pieces as well as a written artist statement and CV. Just login here and our straightforward process will be right in front of you, where you can upload your images and give us the rest of the information about you as a potential fellow of our society.  Maximum image size is 8 MB and you should send us the best quality images that you can supply. Ideally scans but otherwise well taken photographs should be adequate. There is a small handling fee of £25 to enable us to process your application.If in doubt as to the styles of work we are looking for, take a look at our online catalogue below.  We would… Read more

RHS SHOW

One for the diaries! The RHS London Botanical Art and Photography Show takes placeTuesday 23 – Thursday 25 July 2019.‘A showcase of global artists capturing plants and gardens in exquisite detail.’Taking place in Royal Horticultural Halls, SW1P 2QW, the event is free for RHS Members and £5 for public. Click here for more info….

New RHS book

 The Gold Medal Winners By Charlotte Brooks  The New Book from the RHS, “Botanical Illustration-The Gold medal winners”, is a superb book that contains a whole host of artwork representing some of the best Botanical illustrations since the Lindley Library began their collection. It starts with a comprehensive introduction on how the collection began and the journey through the years on how it has developed and changed and was at one point nearly lost.  As a botanical painter myself, this history and collection was extremely interesting, as it shows how illustration has moved on and yet has maintained the gravitas of its historical roots. The images inspire, educate and show the love and passion of the artists who have dedicated their time and talent to recording the wonder… Read more

The Botanists Library

Thinking 3D: the botanist’s library is part of the international Thinking 3D network which includes a major 10-month exhibition at The Bodleian Library, and partner exhibitions at The Ashmolean, Christ Church and The Natural History Museum, as well as further afield. This exhibition is paired with an exhibition at the Oxford Botanic Garden, Thinking 3D: Flower to Frame opening on 1 June. The exhibition will run from 1 June-31 August 2019, in the Old Library at Magdalen College. It will be open each Wednesday afternoon (2-4:30pm), or by prior appointment (please email [email protected]). For more info click here: http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/libraries-and-archives/news/new-exhibition-thinking-3d-the-botanists-library/