Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery

Coming up next month is an exhibition of work from Gael Sellwood PPSBA and Helen Millar SBA Fellow. It will take place @cca_gallery – Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Trinity St. Cambridge from the 8th to 30th October. It will be in the gallery and online with @gaelsellwood and @helenmillarwatercolours, https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/gael-sellwood https://www.cambridgegallery.co.

Celebrating Nature at Weston Park

The Birmingham Society of Botanical artists has a show on at the moment in Weston Park. Overall, in this exhibition, we aim to show the breadth and awe of the natural world through the ancient art of portraying plants. This began (and continues today) for medicinal and scientific purposes but also to showcase the beauty that nature brings to our lives. Pictures allow us to study these wonders and share them, so is a way of bringing nature more to our attention and into our homes. The event is on at Weston Park, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE. The Granary Art Gallery is open daily 11am – 4pm and is free to enter.

Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals

Coming up at Phoenix Park in Dublin is an exhibition that celebrates biodiversity in all its glory. Shevaun Doherty Co-President SBA, Sue Van Coppenhagen and Nayana Sandur are putting on an exhibition called “Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals”. It will run from the 20th of September to the 3rd of October at the Visitor Centre of Phoenix Park. On Saturday 24th, you can “Meet the Artists” from 11 until 5 so a treat is in store if you’re in Dublin.

Flora of Southeast Asia

The artists have now been chosen for the Flora of Southeast Asia exhibition organised by the Botanical Art Society of Singapore. It will be at the Singapore Botanical Gardens starting in November this year and open over winter. There are a few Fellow artists from the SBA that have been chosen including Deborah Montgomerie, Henny Herawati, Icka Gavrilla, and Sunanda Verma Widel. There are a few DLDC graduates also including Waiwai Hove, and Angelina Cheong. Congratulations to all, it looks like it will be a wonderful show.

Plantae and the DLDC 2022

Our open annual exhibition was a great success, with good visitor numbers and sales. Our DLDC (distance learning diploma course) had a fantastic display there with such a high standard of work from our graduates. The students also had a guided trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and then Course 17 had its graduation ceremony in the evening. Congratulations to all our students. It’s been a busy week!!