The Botanical Art Society (Singapore) began its journey in 2019 and now they have 60 members from Singapore, Asia, and North America. It was created by a handful of locally active botanical artists seeking to connect with other like-minded artists. Their vision is to grow the appreciation and development of botanical art not only in Singapore but also in the region. “We support novices and accomplished artists alike, provide workshops, share information, gain knowledge and have fun together. During Covid lockdown, we kept active and inspired through Zoom art jam sharing sessions and postcard exchanges among our members, as well as online workshops from local and overseas instructors. With Covid restrictions easing, we met up for on-site sketching sessions at our beautiful Singapore Botanic Gardens,… Read more
Congratulations to Michelle EunYoung Song whose beautifully dramatic painting ‘The Struggle Between Wild Plants – Pine Tree’ won The People’s Choice Award at our recent Plantae exhibition. The description of the painting is below. Michelle previously won the Strathmore Bursary Award at our Annual Exhibition 2017. You can read her interview here-https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/…/award-winning… “I want to show the struggle between wild plants in this online exhibition.No.1. The struggle of the Pine tree in the invisible ground, plant roots are divided from each other. Pine trees grow in a single space among other pine trees, commonly called a pine field. This is because pine trees release chemicals from their roots when other types of plants appear, preventing them from surviving.”
Penny Brown SBA Fellow has two exhibitions coming up: The first is the Dorset Art Fair at Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester from Wednesday 30th June to Sunday 4th July, 10.00 to 17.00 each day. Penny will be exhibiting lots of work – drawings and collages and will be demonstrating my collage work throughout. There will be stalls showcasing work from about 60 Dorset artists. www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk – info and how to book. After that she will be exhibiting at The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum from Tuesday 6th July till Saturday 31st. She won’t be onsite for that one but it is free entry and now has a lovely new café. Open 10.00 till 16.00 every day. www.kingcombe.org
Take a look at our Co President Gael Sellwood’s world of botanical art presented by the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Exciting news for Pavlina Kourkova SBA Fellow, who was invited to a Czech TV show for an interview about her work. She talked about using gouache, Dandelions Rings and Plantae 2021. Here is a link to see the program: https://www.ceskatelevize.cz
SBA Fellow Peter Roberts has just had this beautiful silver Phalaenopsis orchid accepted into the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office ‘Make Your Mark’ competition, a prestigious event which is held annually in London. An announcement of the winners will be made on the 26th April 2021. Several of the selected pieces will be on exhibition in the Goldsmiths centre until the middle of May 2021. Peter is a retired Engineer and credits his wife, a Bridal Florist for his interest in flowers and plants. He says ‘a chance meeting with jeweller and silversmith Aileen Hamilton lead me to become captivated by the world of silversmithing that me brought to me a unique way of expressing my passion of bringing together the botanical world and the skills… Read more