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Autumn harvest ; nuts and pods with Angela Lober

Angela will help you develop a botanic watercolour painting, from sketching to washes and dry brush, focusing on composition, light ...

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Art Masterclass with Beverly Allen

Develop skills,  from washes to dry brush detail and finishing, focusing on observation, drawing, subtleties of colour and light. For intermediate ...

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Autumn fare with Helen Burrows

You will be guided through an understanding of the exquisite design and colour of Autumn fruits. Suitable for all levels Materials list ...

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Add an Insect ; pests and pollinators in botanical painting with Dianne Emery

This workshop will explore techniques for drawing and painting plants and the insects that perch on and pollinate them. These may ...

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Coloured pencil on black paper with Mali Moir

Coloured pencil lovers will enjoy creating beautiful images against a black background on paper. Some plant material may be available, but ...

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Earthly Treasures of our Shire ; watercolours by Cheryl Hodges

to be opened Tuesday 2 nd April at 5.30 pm by Tim the Yowie Man   Monday - Friday 10 am -4 ...

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Guild of Natural Science Illustrators 51st Annual Conference

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference is being held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane from ...

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Beechworth Botanica

We are pleased to invite  submissions  into the Beechworth Botanica 2019 exhibition of fine botanical paintings, being managed by the ...

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Botanical Art Society of Australia Exhibition, FLORA: The Art and Science of the Plant

An exhibition of botanical art and botanical illustration in a variety of mediums, showcasing the talents of the members of ...

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Araucaria bidwillii-Morgyn Phillips

Art in Gardens with Friends 'More than just a pretty plant’ - celebrating native plants and their uses. An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends Botanical Art Group

Art in Gardens with Friends 'More than just a pretty plant’ - celebrating  native plants and their uses. An exhibition of botanical ...

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Botanica Art Exhibition: 20th Anniversary 2019

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica has returned to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship ...

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BASA 2019 Members' Exhibition: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

All entries must be received by Wednesday 13th February 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted. In accordance with the BASA Constitution, ...

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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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Upcoming BASA Exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show  – 27-31 March 2019

Flora 2019 – Chatswood, Sydney  28 August – 8 Sept

Flora of Australia: A Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition Catalogue

The beautiful full-colour 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. Read more about this exciting exhibition here.

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

The Margaret Flockton Award @ Joseph Maiden Theatre
Mar 13 – Apr 14 all-day
12:00 am
The Margaret Flockton Award is unique amongst international art awards, focusing exclusively on contemporary scientific botanical illustration, as distinct from botanical art. Illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published[...]
Art in Gardens with Friends 'More than just a pretty plant’ - celebrating native plants and their uses. An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends Botanical Art Group @ Visitors Gallery
12:00 am
Art in Gardens with Friends ‘More than just a pretty plant’ – celebrating  native plants and their uses. An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends Botanical Art Group Open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Mar 27 – Mar 31 all-day
12:00 am
All entries must be received by Wednesday 13th February 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted. In accordance with the BASA Constitution, the Society strives to pursue excellence in botanical art. As with all previous exhibitions,[...]
Mar 30 – Apr 14 all-day
12:00 am
Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica has returned to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we humans have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 20th year, features work[...]
Apr 2 – Apr 20 all-day
12:00 am
to be opened Tuesday 2 nd April at 5.30 pm by Tim the Yowie Man   Monday – Friday 10 am -4 pm Saturday 10 am -2 pm
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day
12:00 am
Coloured pencil lovers will enjoy creating beautiful images against a black background on paper. Some plant material may be available, but bring what inspires you. Consider leaves, fruits, nuts, buds,  etc Material list provided on[...]
12:00 am
This workshop will explore techniques for drawing and painting plants and the insects that perch on and pollinate them. These may include bees, butterflies, wasps and caterpillars. Diane will demonstrate how to draw and paint[...]
Beechworth Botanica @ Beechworth Memorial Hall,
Apr 12 – Apr 22 all-day
12:00 am
We are pleased to invite  submissions  into the Beechworth Botanica 2019 exhibition of fine botanical paintings, being managed by the Mayday Hills Art Society, Beechworth. As in 2017 it will be one of the major[...]
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
12:00 am
You will be guided through an understanding of the exquisite design and colour of Autumn fruits. Suitable for all levels Materials list provided on enrolment
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
12:00 am
Develop skills,  from washes to dry brush detail and finishing, focusing on observation, drawing, subtleties of colour and light. For intermediate to advanced, or those with drawing skills
Jun 29 – Jul 6 all-day
12:00 am
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference is being held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus, Brisbane from June 29th to July 6th 2019 The GNSI conference brings together illustrators, artists, educators, and scientists from[...]
12:00 am
An exhibition of botanical art and botanical illustration in a variety of mediums, showcasing the talents of the members of the Botanical Art Society of Australia. The works celebrate a passion for flora and the[...]
Mar
13
Wed
The Margaret Flockton Award @ Joseph Maiden Theatre
Mar 13 – Apr 14 all-day

The Margaret Flockton Award is unique amongst international art awards, focusing exclusively on contemporary scientific botanical illustration, as distinct from botanical art.

Illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of the plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species. Original taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered.

Submission dates: Mon 14 – Tue 29 January 2019 EST

First prize: AU$5000; second prize: AU$2000; 3 x Highly Commended.

The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration. The Maple Brown Family and the Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens sponsor this annual, international award for excellence in scientific botanical illustration.

When: Saturday 30 March – Sunday 14 April 2019, daily 10 am – 4 pm.
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – enter via Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road

Saturday 8 June – Sunday 28 July 2019,  Mon – Fri 10 am – 4 pm and selected weekends
The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

Friday 9 August – Sunday 15 September 2019,  daily 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Visitor Centre at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Cost: Free entry – selected works for sale direct from the artist

Mar
16
Sat
Art in Gardens with Friends ‘More than just a pretty plant’ – celebrating native plants and their uses. An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends Botanical Art Group @ Visitors Gallery
Mar 16 – Apr 14 all-day

Araucaria bidwillii-Morgyn Phillips

Art in Gardens with Friends
‘More than just a pretty plant’ – celebrating  native plants and their uses.
An exhibition of botanical art by the Friends Botanical Art Group

Open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Mar
27
Wed
BASA 2019 Members’ Exhibition: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show @ Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Mar 27 – Mar 31 all-day

All entries must be received by Wednesday 13th February 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted.

In accordance with the BASA Constitution, the Society strives to pursue excellence in botanical art. As with all previous exhibitions, the committee will endeavour to hang all framed entries, however, space constraints will dictate what will be displayed. The balance of framed work will be displayed or reserved at the discretion of the Exhibition Committee.

Anyone whose entry is in doubt, based on the information provided, will be contacted. However, the BASA Committee further reserves the right to decline any artwork which they believe was not faithfully represented upon sighting and does not meet the selection criteria.

Each member can submit up to 4 framed works.
Maximum size of artwork (including the frame) permitted is 80cm wide by 80 cm high.

Please indicate the size of the artwork on the Entry Form as this will be used by the Committee when assessing how to hang all the works.

Unfortunately, due to restrictions imposed by the Show management no prints or cards can be displayed or sold.

Mar
30
Sat
Botanica Art Exhibition: 20th Anniversary 2019 @ Lion Gate Lodge Garden
Mar 30 – Apr 14 all-day

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica has returned to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we humans have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 20th year, features work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists, Botanica is considered one of the foremost exhibitions of its kind.

Botanica is a beautiful art exhibition and encourages the sale of all its artworks. Proceeds from the sale of original and limited-edition prints go to the artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, helping the not-for-profit organisation to continue its support of the horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.

Apr
2
Tue
Earthly Treasures of our Shire ; watercolours by Cheryl Hodges @ Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Apr 2 – Apr 20 all-day

to be opened Tuesday 2 nd April at 5.30 pm by Tim the Yowie Man

 

Monday – Friday 10 am -4 pm

Saturday 10 am -2 pm

Apr
8
Mon
Coloured pencil on black paper with Mali Moir @ Domain House
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

Coloured pencil lovers will enjoy creating beautiful images against a black background on paper.

Some plant material may be available, but bring what inspires you.

Consider leaves, fruits, nuts, buds,  etc

Material list provided on enrolment

Apr
10
Wed
Add an Insect ; pests and pollinators in botanical painting with Dianne Emery @ Domain House
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day

This workshop will explore techniques for drawing and painting plants and the insects that perch on and pollinate them.

These may include bees, butterflies, wasps and caterpillars.

Diane will demonstrate how to draw and paint them in a naturalistic way, as part of a botanical composition.

Suitable for students with some experience.

Apr
12
Fri
Beechworth Botanica @ Beechworth Memorial Hall,
Apr 12 – Apr 22 all-day

We are pleased to invite  submissions  into the Beechworth Botanica 2019 exhibition of fine botanical paintings, being managed by the Mayday Hills Art Society, Beechworth.

As in 2017 it will be one of the major events to be held during the popular Golden Horseshoes Festival that attracts over 20,000 visitors to the region during the Easter long weekend.

Following is the exhibition timetable of key dates:

Deadline for entries for judging                                         Friday 1 March 2019
Artists notified                                                                       Week commencing 11 March
Deadline for delivery/collection of selected paintings    Friday 29 March
Opening night                                                                        Thursday 11 April
Last day of exhibition                                                            Monday 22 April
Collection and return of paintings                                      From 23 April

The theme of this year’s exhibition is the celebration of Australia’s unique and diverse flora. We will accept paintings of plants indigenous to Australia but natural hybrids will be considered . Any painting medium is acceptable as the exhibition in 2019 will be arranged into two categories – paintings of traditional botanical art and artworks of a more contemporary nature. In this regard, art pieces that utilise non-traditional media (for instance, textiles or canvas) will be considered for exhibition. To have your painting/s selected for Beechworth Botanica, in either of these categories, your work must be original, botanically accurate and an artistic representation of its subject.

Apr
16
Tue
Autumn fare with Helen Burrows @ Domain House
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

You will be guided through an understanding of the exquisite design and colour of Autumn fruits.

Suitable for all levels

Materials list provided on enrolment

Apr
30
Tue
Art Masterclass with Beverly Allen @ Maiden Theatre
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day

Develop skills,  from washes to dry brush detail and finishing, focusing on observation, drawing, subtleties of colour and light.

For intermediate to advanced, or those with drawing skills