We are delighted to see that the exhibition ” ” (They illustrate botany) has travelled to the beautiful location of San Sebastian in Spain, opening March 24th at Fundación Cristina Enea de San Sebastián. This exciting exhibition highlights the work of women botanical scientific illustrators from the 17th century to the present, revealing the relationships between art, science and gender. The exhibition values the number of women who have been involved in the processes of disseminating science thanks to the presentation of more than two hundred reproductions of botanical works in different formats such as drawings, engravings, photographs, sculptures, paintings and books. The study of these images constitutes an interesting source of documentation to understand how illustration techniques have evolved in parallel to the history… Read more
‘Ladybirds’ and ‘Purple Rain’ are two of three watercolour and gouache paintings that Sarah Wood SBA Fellow has had selected to be shown at the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours) 211th Exhibition, held at the Mall Galleries, London. The exhibition is open from Thursday 30th March, 10am to 5pm daily, and closes on Saturday 8th April 2023 at 5pm.
“Nature becomes Art 2.0” – Botanical Art by Katja Katholing-Bloss at Museum Bayerisches Vogtland, Hof – Germany from 24 March – 07 May 2023 Katja Katholing-Bloss from Hof/Bavaria is one of the few representatives of “Botanical Art” in Germany. Since 2019 she has been a fellow member of the SBA where she currently serves on the council. As her solo exhibition at the Museum Bayerisches Vogtland, Hof in Upperfranconia in November 2020 was only accessible for a few days due to the second Corona lockdown, the time has now come for the new edition of the exhibition to take place from 24. March 2023. In “Nature becomes Art 2.0”, deceptively realistic images of blossoms, fruits and leaves can be discovered, which enchant with their attention… Read more
Congratulations to Anna Dowd SBA Fellow for exhibiting and selling her wonderful painting, Flowers not Weeds at the Royal Society of British Artists bicentennial open exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Always fantastic to see a botanical piece in a non-botanical art show.
For the last five years, SBA Fellow Reinhild Raistrick has been recording and painting all the known orchids on Holy Island, Northumberland. The Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve houses ten different species, which is remarkable for such a small island. It also has the very rare endemic Epipactis sancta, thought to be one of our rarest plants in the UK. She has spent many happy days living on the island and working ‘in the field’ to record and illustrate them. Congratulations to Reinhild as the whole set of paintings have been acquired by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and they will become part of their permanent collection after a major exhibition of the work in Bury St Edmunds at the Guildhall from 29th April to the… Read more
The Flora of Southeast Asia exhibition organised by the BASS, Botanical Art Society of Singapore has now opened and will be on until the 15th of February. There are a few Fellow artists from the SBA that are exhibiting including Deborah Montgomerie, Henny Herawati, Icka Gavrilla, and Sunanda Verma Widel. There are a few DLDC graduates also including Waiwai Hove, and Angelina Cheong. We wish the show every success, it looks amazing.