This promises to be a very exciting exhibition! Opening on 17th May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, ‘Naturally Brilliant Colour’ offers visitors the chance to experience colour like never before! Recently scientists have discovered how to recreate Pure Structural Colour, the dazzling bright colour found on plants and insects. Botanical artist Coral Guest was then invited to create the first botanical artwork using technology to accurately reproduce the brightest colours seen in the wild.The exhibition will also explore the role of colour in the natural world, and how artists have depicted the brightest shades through the ages, as well as giving visitors an insight into how this new technology could be used in the future. For more info visit the link here: https://www.kew.org/…/naturally-brilliant-colour…
Congratulations to Natalia Alatortseva SBA Fellow, who has presented her solo exhibition in Moscow. The show features images of trees, mushrooms, herbs, monotypes of plants, made in watercolor, Japanese ink, linoprints on different surfaces. Large-scale images of trees are supplemented with natural objects. This is an exhibition-immersion, an exhibition-meditation, an exhibition-path, along which the visitor can walk and collect his thoughts, make an escape to the inner forest. Visit for more info.
The Exploring Botany exhibition is on at the Manggha Museum, Kraków. The exhibition has extended its opening due to the pandemic and is now running from February until 30 June 2021.
Congratulations to Robert McNeill SBA Fellow, who has his stunning painting Banksia speciosa and two others selected for this forthcoming exhibition in Poland. The extensive exhibition will be an innovative project in Europe, a project that will connect botanical artists from the West and Japan, showing the works of historical masters and contemporary works.
New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more
A wonderful exhibition of work by SBA CoPresident Gael Sellwood and SBA Fellow Helen Millar has opened in Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery this week, and runs 3rd- 25th October. All the work can be seen online (and is selling fast!) Visit at this link now – https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/sellwoodmillar We wish them both the best of luck with the exhibition!!