The Hidden Renaissance Garden

SBA Fellow Sue Hénon has a wonderful exhibition “The Hidden Renaissance Garden. Painted by Sue Hénon” at the Museum Stadt Miltenberg, Bavaria from March 18 to June 19, 2022. She will be giving a talk about Botanical Art on Saturday 11th June at 14:00 followed by a tour of the exhibition. Above the Miltenberg City Museum, on the well-known Miltenberg market square is a hidden gem: a reconstructed Renaissance garden. The design of the garden is based on the bourgeois gardens of the early modern period and is historically documented. In the spring and summer of 2022, the garden will be brought into the museum with an exhibition featuring the botanical illustrations and paintings by artist Sue Hénon. On display are the plants typically planted… Read more

Jardin Massart

Annie Cassez, SBA Fellow has recently been busy working for a Belgian agency in charge of advertising the re-opening and centenary of the Massart garden, one of the oldest and most interesting botanical gardens in Belgium. This important garden was established in 1922 for the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) by botanist Jean Massart and landscape architect Jules Buyssens. Annie made drawings of plants and everyday modern objects to show an interesting mix of the contemporary and the old and these fabulous posters are being shown all over Brussels. The sponsors are ‘Bruxelles environment’. massart E Jardin Massart

TABI call for entries

Registrations for one of Australia’s most prestigious botanical art exhibitions, ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration’ (TABI), are now open. The 16th biennial exhibition of TABI hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (FRBGM), will be held from 17 September – 2 October 2022.  It will be a hybrid exhibition, presented in the Galleries of Domain House, Melbourne and as a virtual exhibition, online. TABI 2022 will be a highlight of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 40th anniversary celebrations. In addition, TABI 2022 will coincide with the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV).  The FRBGM are delighted to be able to support the RBGV in this event by collaborating with the Vienna… Read more

Petal Moments

Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments.  This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

Congratulations to Julia Patience, SBA Fellow and council member, who has had a painting accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at their exhibition at the Mall galleries, London. It’s on soon from 14th April – 23rd April. The painting is called ‘Moroccan Garden’, it measures 70cm x 47cm and it’s in watercolour and ink.

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022 is on right now at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, especially our SBA Fellows: Jackie Isard with a gold medal, Rui Jiang with a silver-gilt, Julie Whelan with a silver-gilt, Margaret Fitzpatrick with a silver-gilt, Pamela Taylor with a silver-gilt, Melinda Edstein with a silver-gilt, and Jane Goodson with a silver. It runs until the 29th of April, so plenty more time to go and visit. To book tickets and find out more, please visit https://www.saatchigallery.com/exhibition/rhs2022