New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more
Call for entries 2020 – The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Florilegium builds on the Garden’s existing botanical art collection to create a permanent, visual record of RBGE’s botanical & horticultural work. Botanical artists worldwide are invited to create works featuring or inspired by the plants that are grown, collected, studied & named by RBGE staff. Following the successful launch of the Florilegium at the 2019 BISCOT Exhibition artists are invited to submit works for consideration for the 2020 collection. The RBGE is grateful to the James & Eve Bennett Trust Fund for their financial support of prizes for the Florilegium. To find out more about the RBGE Florilegium click the link here or emailFlorilegium@rbge.org.uk
Botanical Images Scotia – BISCOT – 2019 exhibition is almost here. It is at the John Hope Gateway, RBGE, (Entrance via Arboretum Place) from Wednesday the 5th to Thursday the 20th of June 2019. It is open from 10am to 5pm daily, closing earlier at 3pm on the 20th of June.
Botanical Images Scotia (BISCOT) at Gardening Scotland took place from 1st to 3rd June 2018 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. There were a few SBA artists with paintings there in a group exhibit. It transfers to the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh and reopens to the public on 6th June 2018 to continue until the 21st of June. Click the link below to see a detailed look at all of the award winners. Biscot 2018
The slideshow of beautiful paintings from the Flora Scotia exhibition by the Scottish Botanical Art Collective is ready to view. The exhibition is on until the 3rd of June so if you’re in Edinburgh, be sure to visit. Flora Scotia
Events to be held around the UK for Botanical Art Worldwide day: Opening on the 18th of May is the exhibition for England and Wales which is at the Peter Scott Gallery in the University of Lancaster in Lancashire. For more information and opening times please see this link – Exhibition Info Above is the two-page spread in the Lancaster Wildlife Trust magazine. Here is a link to see the artwork on display: Gallery of Paintings The SBA will be at the Art Workers Guild in London on the 18th May for a day of demos and talks with SBA artists On the 18th of May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens, there will be the chance to meet the artists currently commissioned by… Read more