Orchids at Kew

The Kew Library are exhibiting the beautiful orchid paintings of Reinhild Raistrick SBA Fellow. It is timed to be on at the same time as the Orchid Festival of Madagascar orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.The entrance to the exhibition in the Library Reading Room is free. DATE AND TIMES – Tuesdays – Thursdays, 6 February to 11 April 2024, 10am to 4pm www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids-lindisfarne

ASBA 26th annual international exhibition

Coming up in September is ASBA’s annual exhibition, held at Marin Art and Garden Centre, Ross, C.A. There are many SBA members exhibiting this year; congratulations to Yoona Chea, Hyunjin Cho, Mary Crabtree, Antoaneta Denkin, Christiane Fashek, Sora Han, Tammy McEntee, John Pastoriza Piñol, Anne Pieussergues, Alice Rosa, Liz Shippam and Julia Trickey. The dates of the exhibition are September 17th to November 26th.

Iceni Botanical Artists’

Iceni Botanical Artists are delighted to be exhibiting their work in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral this Autumn. The theme – “Celebrating the life of Queen Etheldreda: Herbals and Harvest – relates to the Cathedral’s own celebration of 1350 years since St. Etheldreda first established a monastery in Ely in AD 673.  The exhibition, which runs from 29th September until 13th October, will not only feature paintings related to Etheldreda, but herbs from the Cathedral’s recently planted Physic Garden, and  Harvest Festival which is happening at the same time. Formed in 2010, Iceni Botanical Artists’ highly talented membership currently stands at 29, and includes several nationally distinguished award winning artists in the field.  All its members live in either Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire and painting… Read more

Pittenweem Arts Festival

SBA Fellow Marianne Hazlewood has an exciting summer ahead! If you are planning a trip to Scotland, these exhibitions are worth checking out! She will be exhibiting her work at the , which has been running since 1982. Pittenweem is tucked away on the Fife coast and has been a festival hub for artists each August, attracting visitors year after year. As well as showing in galleries, artists show in fishermens’ cottages, basements, fishing sheds… wherever there is an available space! This year she will be showing alongside silversmiths Tracy Wilson and Claire Roche. Along with some new botanical works, art prints and cards, she is also exhibiting new surface design work, taking motifs from some of her botanical watercolour pieces and ink illustrations, and… Read more

a gardener’s paradise

Janie Pirie SBA Fellow has a solo exhibition coming up in Hadleigh, Suffolk with a preview on the 21st July at 6.30 pm. The exhibition will be free to enter and open for two consecutive weekends but not during the week. You will be able to see what she has been producing in her studio for the past three years. Janie will be in residence on both Saturdays, giving demonstrations on how she works in coloured pencils and achieves her finished pictures.