A fascinating exhibition celebrating Irish botanist, Ellen Hutchins, is currently on at the Library Reading Room at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Ellen’s story reveals how important botanical illustration was (and still is) to botanists, and the significant part that her correspondence played in botany in the nineteenth century. Discover the legacy that she left from her short life told through her beautiful drawings of seaweeds, letters, and plant finds in botanical books of the early 1800s. The exhibition has been extended until 22nd November, it is free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
On at Kew gardens until 6 September 2019 is a fascinating display on the connections between colour, plants and people. Open 10am – 4pm weekdays only Click www.kew.org for more info
If you’re planning a trip to London, be sure to take in a visit to the Shirley Sherwood gallery at Kew to view the Pandora Sellars exhibition. As well as her stunning works of art, you can also see some of the painting materials that she used. It’s on until March 2019. See info at Kew
Opening in autumn this year there will be four new exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew gardens, London: A Legacy of Ancient Oaks: Mark Frith Trees: Delight in the Detail Botanical Theatre: The Art of Pandora Sellars (1936-2017) Rankafu: Masterpieces of Japanese Woodblock Prints of Orchids For more info see Katherine’s Blog Botanical art and Artists
On until September in Kew garden’s Shirley Sherwood gallery there is a fabulous exhibition of Australian flora. SBA member Dianne Sutherland has work hanging in the exhibition. You’ll learn more about Kew’s connection with Australia through 89 works of art on plants growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the surrounding area. Sydney Florilegium
Kew had a very successful event for Botanical Art Worldwide day, with a turnout of nearly 1000 people. Click the link below for news and photos. Kew BAW Event