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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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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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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

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

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.

Oct
20
Sat
‘Birds in Botanicals’ with Helen Fitzgerald @ Bowral and District Art Society Gallery
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

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

Enrolment form can be downloaded  from www helenfitzgerald.com

 

2 Day Drawing Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Oct 20 – Oct 21 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
21
Sun
2 Day Drawing Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Oct 21 – Oct 22 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,

Dec
10
Mon
4 day workshop with John Pastoriza Pinol in Kaua’i Hawaii @ National Tropical Botanical Garden Education Headquarters
Dec 10 – Dec 13 all-day

 Join renowned Australian botanical artist John Pastoriza Pinol for in-depth watercolor instruction and technique.

For intermediate students with some background in botanical art. Through informative demonstrations and personal guidance, discover the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists to achieve very fine details.
In this four day class John will assist you with composition, painting techniques and color theory as you accurately render a specimen from the NTBG garden. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail.