Art Forms In Nature

The wonderful graphite work of Guy William Eves, SBA Fellow, is being displayed along with the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt, the German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his close-up photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst. There will also be many important items on display from the museums archives including drawing aids used by Prof. John Henslow who was Charles Darwin’s mentor at Cambridge University, and the bird books by John Gould (Birds of Europe) showing the hand coloured etchings. There will also be a day seminar on 24th January entitled “Drawing on Life: Natural History Illustrations” and Guy will be talking about Botanical art along with Chrissie Lightfoot, and Gilliam Barlow will be speaking… Read more

Shirley Sherwood Collection

Congratulations to all the ‘Masters of Botanical Art’ whose work is featured in Shirley Sherwood’s wonderful new exhibition ‘Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art’ at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens.To celebrate the exhibition, there was a fantastic party on Tuesday evening. It is an impressive exhibition and worth visiting.For those who can’t attend, you can see the work on the great new Shirley Sherwood Gallery website here

Modern Masterpieces

To celebrate 30 years of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, a new exhibition, ‘Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art’ will open on the 16th November. Split into geographical regions, the exhibition will bring together a diverse range of work from across the world. There will also be an exhibition space dedicated to work by artists from the British Isles. It’s on until March 2020 so there’s plenty of time to visit. Click here for more information

Hunt Institute

The reception of the 16th International Exhibition of Botanical Art at the Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh, USA, is on this week. You can view the exhibition until the 18th December. Artists exhibiting from the SBA are Mary Dillon, Melinda Edstein, Jarnie Godwin, Christiana Hale Webb and Claire Kathleen Ward. http://www.huntbotanical.org/exhibitions/current/ Click here to view photos from the reception.