RHS news

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show is finally on! Yesterday was the preview of the show, and we were blown away by the quality of the work! Congratulations to SBA Members Karen Bailey (awarded Silver-Gilt for her Gentiana paintings), Caroline Jackson-Houston (awarded Silver-Gilt for her paintings of Mycorrhizal fungi of the Thames Valley Area), Nina Marks (awarded Silver-Gilt for her Gin- flavoured Botanicals) and Janet Pope (awarded Silver for her Solanum tuberosum paintings). A Gold medal went to the Russian Botanical Artists Group Exhibit. We were delighted to see some of our Plantae exhibitors amongst the group, and look forward to welcoming a few to the SBA as Fellow Members in the near future. A sincere and heartfelt congratulations to ALL the artists whose… Read more

RHS SHOW

One for the diaries! The RHS London Botanical Art and Photography Show takes placeTuesday 23 – Thursday 25 July 2019.‘A showcase of global artists capturing plants and gardens in exquisite detail.’Taking place in Royal Horticultural Halls, SW1P 2QW, the event is free for RHS Members and £5 for public. Click here for more info….

The Botanists Library

Thinking 3D: the botanist’s library is part of the international Thinking 3D network which includes a major 10-month exhibition at The Bodleian Library, and partner exhibitions at The Ashmolean, Christ Church and The Natural History Museum, as well as further afield. This exhibition is paired with an exhibition at the Oxford Botanic Garden, Thinking 3D: Flower to Frame opening on 1 June. The exhibition will run from 1 June-31 August 2019, in the Old Library at Magdalen College. It will be open each Wednesday afternoon (2-4:30pm), or by prior appointment (please email [email protected]). For more info click here: http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/libraries-and-archives/news/new-exhibition-thinking-3d-the-botanists-library/

Demos at Plantae

During the exhibition there are two art demonstrations by Distance Learning Course tutor’s, Janie Pirie – coloured pencil on Friday 7th June and Shevaun Doherty – watercolour on vellum Saturday 8th June. Demonstrations are free and the times are from 10:30 until lunch then 2 – 4:30pm. Be sure not to miss them.