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.

RHS Botanical art & Photography show

The RHS Botanical art & Photography show is in full swing now until July the 9th at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all of the RHS exhibitors for creating a fabulous exhibition. We were delighted to see so many SBA Fellows taking part: Gold Medal- Eunike Nugroho SBAF – Hoyas of Indonesia Gold Medal- KeaHyung-Lee – Calanthe Orchids Gold Medal- Youngran Choi SBAF- Lamiaceae Plant in Living Korea Silver-Gilt Medal- Rui Jiang SBAF- Rembrandt Tulips Silver-Gilt Medal- Sumi Kim SBAF- Portraits of Violet in Gyeonggi Province Silver-Gilt Medal- Maggie Niagassas SBAF – Monocots in Greece Silver Medal- Rochelle Maree Brown SBAF- Algae of the Australian Great Southern Reef (‘ASGR’) Silver Medal- Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (includes Christina Hart-Davies SBAF, Pauline Trim SBAF, Alison Finch… Read more

Trip to Lindley library

During this year’s Plantae exhibition, we organized a special trip to the RHS Lindley Library to see their amazing botanical art collection. Organised by SBA Fellow Pamela Taylor, a small group of DLDC students and SBA fellow members were given a special tour and a talk by RHS art curator Charlotte Brooks. With over 30,000 pieces to look after, representing nearly 400 years of botanical art, Charlotte is always busy but she kindly showed the visitors artwork by past masters such as Franz Bauer and Pierre-Joseph Redoute, as well as contemporary masterpieces by the late Pandora Sellers. The Lindley Library is always adding to its vast collection, and our little group was shown recent purchases such as a watercolour by SBA Fellow Jackie Isard, pen… Read more