Florilegium:a gathering of flowers

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

RBGE Florilegium

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

BISCOT

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.