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: email@example.com
Or via mail to:
PO Box 1799
Bowral NSW 2576
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
This exciting 3 day intensive workshop provides an essential framework to foster artistic confidence and to understand more about colour properties and design elements.
With step-by-step guided instructions, Friends’ tutor, Helen Burrows will share her joy of colour exploration and associated design conventions. Helen says “To understand colour and design will add another dimension to your artistic endeavour and your rewards will be greater sensitivity to the medium of colour and design”.
Places are limited. A materials list will be provided upon enrolment
This workshop is designed to give artists an idea of what is required when drawing plant dissections to support botanical artwork. Basic botany and plant structure will be covered. Along with preliminary drawing, page layout and how best to enlarge or reduce plant details. Handling, storing and recording of plant specimens. We will be working mostly with large flowers. However, please bring your own microscope for smaller specimens. References will be made to some of the visual language needed in line and illustration art. You may choose your own medium to work in, be it painting, graphite or coloured pencil.
Students will need to apply for a materials list.
In this three-day workshop, we will look at the importance of shading in graphite and paint when creating a convincing illusion of form. We will also look at rendering form using colour, the usefulness of cast shadows as a compositional device and creating space in your work and that always tricky thing shading in white and yellow fruit and flowers.