On Friday the 19th May, the DLDC celebrated the graduation ceremony for Course 18. Congratulations to all the students for completing their journey through the course. There were 48 diplomas awarded, 22 of which were distinctions. We had a lovely evening at the Mary Ward rooms in Russell Square, London where the graduates were presented with their diplomas and some were awarded with prizes too. Many of the diploma pieces were on show at the SBA’s exhibition Plantae 23 at the Mall Galleries. Here are a few photos of the evening and some of the wonderful student work on display.
RHS Lindley Library
SBA Council member Rui Jiang has had her wonderful Viola sketchbook that she created for her silver-gilt winning RHS exhibition project earlier this year purchased by the RHS Lindley Library for their collection. Congratulations Rui!!
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!!
RHS Botanical art show 2022
The RHS show at the Saatchi gallery will take place from the 9th to the 29th of April, so not long to go. Book tickets on the link here.
RHS shows info
The RHS, like so many organisations and charities everywhere are having to face hardtimes, closing up venues, cancelling shows and adhering to strict guidelines. But looking forward, hopefully the London RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show, in April 2021, will be able to still go ahead at another venue in London. Here’s the RHS Statement for more information.
Shirley Sherwood collection
Shirley Sherwood is keeping busy during the lockdown at her home; She is going to be filmed telling stories about all 1,020 paintings in the Shirley Sherwood Collection. The videos will be posted on her website so be sure to tune in and find out more about her wonderful collection. The beautiful painting of a winter bonsai is featured first, and is called Chinese Elm Bonsai (Ulmus Parvifolia) by Jeannetta Van Raalte. You can find more details on the Shirley Sherwood website here at: shirleysherwood.com You can catch up on the videos via Facebook too, with the link below. Shirley Sherwood on Facebook