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Celebrating 200 years through Botanical Art at the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

  The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is proud to partner with the members of Botaniko to celebrate its bicentenary through the ...

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For the love of plants; botanical art exhibition

OFFICIAL OPENING AT 4.30 PM SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER BY LAUREN HOOK,  THREATENED SPECIES SPECIALIST FROM THE OFFICE OF HERITAGE AND ...

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‘Birds in Botanicals’ with Helen Fitzgerald

Helen will be showing you how to add a bird or two to your existing botanical painting. Enrolment form can be ...

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Fly agaric Janet Matthews

Fungi in colour pencil workshop by Janet Matthews.

  This is a four day workshop, concentrating on the different amazing qualities of fungi and toadstools. Janet will show everyone the ...

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Bauhinia × blakeana

4 day workshop with John Pastoriza Pinol in Kaua'i Hawaii

 Join renowned Australian botanical artist John Pastoriza Pinol for in-depth watercolor instruction and technique. For intermediate students with some background in ...

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4 Day Painting Workshop with Susannah Blaxill

As before, the workshops will be limited to 6 students, ensuring individual attention

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2 Day Drawing Workshop with Susannah Blaxill

As before, the workshops will be limited to 6 students, ensuring individual attention. please note the venue for the 2nd workshop ...

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PAINT AN AVOCADO WITH STEPHANIE GOSS

Join us to paint an exotic avocado – at large scale.  You will be challenged as you make the skin ...

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FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANIC DRAWING WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP

Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will take you through the ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Flora of Australia:
A Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition

The Botanical Art Society of Australia has produced a beautiful printed full-colour catalogue of the 109 works that were chosen to hang in this exhibition which was held in Canberra from 18  to 27 May 2018. The catalogue is available for sale for A$25 plus packaging and postage by downloading this Order Form for the Catalogue and sending via email to: president@botanicalartsocietyaustralia.com
Or via mail to:
BASA
PO Box 1799
Bowral NSW 2576
Australia
You can see the 40 Australian works selected for displaying internationally on the YouTube channel and  read more about this exciting exhibition here.

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Sep
22
Sat
3 Day Botanical Art Workshop with Leonie Norton
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

Enjoy the beauty of botanical art with a subject of your choice. Explore pencil and watercolour techniques, including tone, highlights, shadows, form, texture, composition and perspective.
Learn to create a three-dimensional illusion. Learn to make your colours sing and glow with mixing, layering and glazing colours.

Understand how to finish work to a professional level. Develop new skills or extend existing skills

For more information visit

Sep
25
Tue
3 Day Botanical Art Workshop with Leonie Norton
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

Enjoy the beauty of botanical art with a subject of your choice. Explore pencil and watercolour techniques, including tone, highlights, shadows, form, texture, composition and perspective.
Learn to create a three-dimensional illusion. Learn to make your colours sing and glow with mixing, layering and glazing colours.

Understand how to finish work to a professional level. Develop new skills or extend existing skills

For more information visit

Sep
26
Wed
PAINT AN AVOCADO WITH STEPHANIE GOSS @ Maiden Theatre
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

Join us to paint an exotic avocado – at large scale.  You will be challenged as you make the skin look reptilian, the flesh look creamy and the seed marbled.

You will need to have medium level experience in watercolour, but the results will be amazing! Imagine this on your wall.


Includes Morning tea and lunch

Sep
27
Thu
3 Day Botanical Art Workshop with Leonie Norton
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Enjoy the beauty of botanical art with a subject of your choice. Explore pencil and watercolour techniques, including tone, highlights, shadows, form, texture, composition and perspective.
Learn to create a three-dimensional illusion. Learn to make your colours sing and glow with mixing, layering and glazing colours.

Understand how to finish work to a professional level. Develop new skills or extend existing skills

For more information visit

Sep
30
Sun
Botanical Theatre, Garden of Heavenly Delights: Works by Alison Jane Rice @ Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Sep 30 – Oct 28 all-day

,I see life as a grand Botanical Theatre., with my painting of flora imposing a permanent physical imprint a life already in decay.

The intended purpose of each specimen, juxtaposed in these intimate botanical portraits, alludes to the inner world of the flower and the ethereal nature of the delicate soul residing therein.

Its silent transition into the garden of heavenly delights is also a gentle reminder of our own impermanence’

Artist, Alison Jane Rice 2018

Opening 2-4 pm Saturday 29 September

Open Wed – Sun 11am -3 pm

Oct
6
Sat
2 Day Drawing Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

As before, the workshops will be limited to 6 students, ensuring individual attention.

please note the venue for the 2nd workshop is

Bowral District Art Society Studio, 1 Short Street, Bowral, NSW,

Oct
9
Tue
4 Day Painting Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day

As before, the workshops will be limited to 6 students, ensuring individual attention

Oct
13
Sat
The Art of Botanical Illustration 2018 Exhibition
Oct 13 – Oct 28 all-day

Papaver somniferum by Vicki Philipson

Many works have been purchased from The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibitions for inclusion in the State Botanical Collection. The State Botanical Collection belongs to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and is located in the Herbarium. It is made up of two sections: the first section contains over 1.2 million dried plant specimens which are used in scientific research; and the second section is located in the library and is made up of books, periodicals, collections of maps, letters, manuscripts, photographs and artworks. This material is an invaluable resource to staff and researchers working in areas such as biodiversity, classification, evolution, geography, molecular systematics, conservation and horticulture.

It is important that the works exhibited in The Art of Botanical Illustration are scientifically accurate. Each artwork is carefully selected by a panel which includes a botanist, an artist and the head librarian at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to ensure that the highest standards are met. The work must adhere to the following criteria: it must provide an accurate representation of the form and botany of the chosen subject; the characteristics of the species or variety must be adequately conveyed; the representation should be an artistically pleasing, balanced and a considered work of art; it must be identified and named accurately according to standard botanical practices; and must have been completed within the previous two years.

Oct
17
Wed
Introduction to Botanical Art with Cheryl Hodges @ Workspace A M16 Artspace
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm

 

Beginner to intermediate level

Wednesdays  (6 weeks x 3 hour sessions) 9.30am – 12.30pm

for more information visit:-

www.natureartlab.com.au

www.cherylhodges.com

Oct
19
Fri
For the love of plants; botanical art exhibition @ Bowral Art Gallery
Oct 19 – Oct 30 all-day

OFFICIAL OPENING AT 4.30 PM SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER BY LAUREN HOOK,  THREATENED SPECIES SPECIALIST FROM THE OFFICE OF HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT

WORKSHOPS: 20-21ST AND 27-28TH OCTOBER

Workshops will be offered on both weekends from some of Australia’s leading botanical and nature artists, including Susannah Blaxill, Rita Parkinson, Helen Fitzgerald, Tracey Miller, Jacqueline Donovan and Peter Wale.