PLANTING IDEAS

PLANTING IDEAS, an exhibition about recording flora, is at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire, UK, 20 January – 16 March 2024.  Part of the exhibition includes some forty paintings from a newly-formed group of botanical artists who are working to compile an Archive of plants of the New Forest, particularly those threatened by climate change. The Archive will include work in a variety of styles and media from more than a dozen artists, including SBA Fellow members Ros Franklin, Christina Hart-Davies, Sally Pond and Joyce Bradbeer.  Flowering plants dominate of course, but also included are associated fauna such as pollinators, and so-called ‘lower’ plants such as fungi and lichens, which the Forest is famous for. The group is fortunate to have financial support… Read more

Young Botanical Artist exhibition

The Young Botanical Artist Competition exhibition is now officially OPEN, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Step into the enchanting world of contemporary botanical art at the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, showcasing the incredible works of 50 talented young botanical artists from around the world. Located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens Running from October 20, 2023, to April 7, 2024

Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees

Ireland’s Native Trees are taking center stage at the National Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9! Immerse yourself in a breathtaking journey through “Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees” – a botanical exhibition by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists (ISBA). If you’re a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of Ireland’s native trees, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. The ISBA has extended an open invitation for all of us to immerse ourselves in a world of vibrant colours, delicate strokes, and the intricate beauty of these trees that are so deeply woven into Ireland’s landscape and culture. From the enchanting Birch to the elegant Rowan, the ISBA invites you to delve into a world of… Read more

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

Aldeburgh Gallery

Guy William Eves SBAF and a tutor on the SBA DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) has an exhibition coming up this month at the Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk. His beautiful graphite collection will be on show, including his work ‘The Yew Tree’ which was seen at Plantae 2023 in June and won the first prize of our John Waterman Award. The dates are 24 to 30 August 2023 at Aldeburgh Gallery 143 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk – be sure to visit if you’re in the area.