Plantae 2020

Mall Galleries have now informed us that the gallery is closed with immediate effect (March 19th) until further notice. This is to inform you that as well as ‘hand in’ being cancelled, the gallery has closed until further notice.  We do not know what this means for our show, Plantae 2020. Right now it is hard to envisage the show going ahead as so much has to happen before it, but we are just not in a position to say much.  So we won’t!  We have no more information right now, so are really unable to answer questions, not least as many of us are holed up with vulnerable relatives and or trying to sort out other urgent arrangements.   We are thinking of all our… Read more

Call for entries – Plantae 2020

The Society invites artists to submit their very best work to our open exhibition. Whether an artist working in watercolour, oils, gouache, graphite, colour pencil or pen & ink, a botanical illustrator, a printmaker, ceramic artists, sculptor, jeweller or glass artist, we are seeking work with a strong exhibiting presence to be part of our show at Mall Galleries in 2020. Our only criteria are that all work must: Be predominantly of botanical content, Be botanically accurate, Be visually pleasing, Have strong wall appeal, Be work you are proud of. All work must be original, (all prints must be hand pulled and NOT giclee). We regret we do not currently accept photography or other digital art forms. Maximum dimension is 120cm on the longest side.… Read more

A life in roses

SBA member Janie Pirie has a beautiful book on roses coming out. Winner of two RHS Gold medals, she has been working on this book for the past three years creating 36 rose illustrations, all of which have a special meaning to her.An exhibition of her rose paintings will take place at The Mall Galleries, London 5th-10th November.To order the book, go to http://www.janiepirie.co.uk/pages/57042/printed-matter