In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will hold a juried exhibition in Canberra of flora native to Australia. It will be synchronized with similar exhibitions in 16 other countries. During the exhibition a digital slide show will showcase up to 40 works from each of the participating countries. Australia will provide a slide show of up to 40 of our best artworks to be screened in each of the participating countries
A Worldwide Day of Botanical Art will be held on 18 May 2018 with events occurring for 24 hours following the sun from country to country.
The exhibition is to feature plant species of Australia, the definition of which is ‘any wild plant indigenous to Australia, including natural hybrids, but excluding any cultivar, man-made hybrids, and naturalized exotics’.
All artworks are to be botanically accurate and an artistic representation of the plant.
The exhibition is open to all BASA members with up to 3 entries per artist being considered. If you are not a member and wish to join membership applications can be found on the website www.botanicalartsocietyaustralia.com.
Judging will be via digital media therefore digital scanned jpeg images 25cm (10 inches) high by 300dpi will be required by 15 November 2017. Your scanner should be able to provide you with an image fitting these requirements.
Expression of Interest Exhibiting Forms will be sent to BASA members to be completed and returned by 28 February 2017 but can also be obtained by contacting BASA through the website www.botanicalartsocietyaustralia.com.
Further information will be ongoing with Entry Forms available in September 2017 to be completed and returned by 15 November 2017 along with the digital image.