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Artwork from left to right: Marta Salamon - Cedrus deodara, Judy Morris - Correa alba,  Julie Holcombe - Xanthorrhoea sp.Artwork from left to right: Sue Stuart - Leucadendron, Janet Matthews - Banksia coccinea, Leonie Norton - Banksia integrifoliaArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - scarlet golden pippin, Shipra Shah - artichoke, Susan Grahame - crabapplesArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - Monga Waratah, Nigi Lechner - African tulip, Sue Stuart - orchidArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - satsuma plum, Leonie Norton - Banksia formosa, Nigi Lechner - waratah

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BASA Marketplace

BASA also has a marketplace in its online store for members to sell items related to botanical art. Check out the store for good second-hand botanical art books.

The beautiful full-colour catalogue is available for sale for A$20 including packaging and postage within Australia by clicking below.

Cards and Prints

for Sale!

Go to our online store for beautiful prints, calendar and cards from our very talented members for sale! Here are some of the prints for sale in our online store:

Freemantle, Catherine - Tulipa
Freemantle, Catherine - Hydrangea macrophylla
Freemantle, Catherine - Daucus carota
Freemantle, Catherine - Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Salamon, Marta - Papaver nudicaule
Salamon, Marta - Banksia grandis
Thomas, Joanna - King Protea
Thomas, Joanna - Hydrangea
Thomas, Joanna - Gum Leaf
Thomas, Joanna - Dying Strelitzia
Thomas, Joanna - Banksia Seed Pod
Stuart, Sue - Magnolia kobus
Stuart, Sue - Helleborus
Stuart, Sue - Richea dracophylla
Stuart, Sue - Eucalyptus globulus - Tasmanian blue gum
Stuart, Sue - Corymbia ficifolia
Stack, Claire - Xylomelum pyriforme
Stack, Claire - Lambertia formosa
Stack, Claire - Hakea platysperma
Stack, Claire - Hakea orthorrhyncha
Stack, Claire - Eucalyptus pyriformis
Skowronski-Malloni, Dolores - Platanus orientalis 'Digitata' & Lorica pilicornis - Ground Beetle
Skowronski-Malloni, Dolores - Platanus orientalis 'Digitata' & Tectocoris diophthalmus - Harlequin Beetle
Skowronski-Malloni, Dolores - Eucalyptus forrestiana
Skowronski-Malloni, Dolores - Eucalyptus caesia
Skowronski-Malloni, Dolores - Corymbia ficifolia
Salamon, Marta - Hydrangea
Salamon, Marta - Cedrus deodara cropped
Salamon, Marta - Amanita muscaria
Pittman, Jan - Spring wildflowers - Perth Hills
Pittman, Jan - Templetonia retusa
Pittman, Jan - Patersonia occidentalis
Pittman, Jan - Hibbertias of the wandoo woodland
Pittman, Jan - Acacia alata
Morris, Judy - Helianthus annuus
Morris, Judy - Eryngium planum
Morris, Judy - Celosia argentea
McNeil, Deborah - Hippeastrum
McNeil, Deborah - Swainsona formosa
McNeil, Deborah - Malus
McNeil, Deborah - Hibiscus schizopetalus
McNeil, Deborah - Caladenia
Hoolihan, Tanya - Tulipa 'Lasting Love'
Hoolihan, Tanya - Tacca chantrieri - Bat Plant
Hoolihan, Tanya - Bromeliad neoregelia sp.
Hoolihan, Tanya - Autumn leaf
Holcombe, Julie - Xanthorrhoea
Holcombe, Julie - Xanthorrhoea with flower spikes
Holcombe, Julie - Xanthorrhoea australis
Holcombe, Julie - Sunflowers and Paper Daisy
Holcombe, Julie - Banksia - 'Art of Conversation'
Edstein, Melinda - Cucurbita maxima
Edstein, Melinda - Callistemon viminalis, Corymbia ficifolia, Grevillea rhyolitica, Alstroemeria psittacina
Edstein, Melinda - Clivia miniata, Clivia miniata var. citrina, Clivia Belgian hybrid
Edstein, Melinda - Capsicum annum
Edstein, Melinda - Guzmania 'Torch', Vriesea hybrid cultivar, Vriesea duvaliana
Caligiuri, Rochelle - Violas and The Millipede
Caligiuri, Rochelle - Pyrus communis, William Bartlett pear. Titled 'Sorrento Pear'.
Caligiuri, Rochelle - Eucalyptus pauciflora, Australian Snow Gum Leaf. Titled ‘Hope’.
Caligiuri, Rochelle - Corymbia ficifolia 'Summer Glory'. Titled ‘Sculptural View’.
Boxall, Fiona - Lake Ginninderra mistletoe
Boxall, Fiona - Mallee rose
Boxall, Fiona - Forest floor with moth
Boxall, Fiona - Elkhorn at Murramarang
Boxall, Fiona - Canberra orchids
Bogoyevitch, Marie - Eucalyptus conferruminata
Bogoyevitch, Marie - Brachychiton populneus immature pods
Bogoyevitch, Marie - Brachychiton populneus flowers and mature pods
Bogoyevitch, Marie - Banksia integrifolia
Bogoyevitch, Marie - Allocasuarina verticillata
Allen, Beverly - Wollemia nobilis
Allen, Beverly - Tulipa 'Orange Princess'
Allen, Beverly - Stenocarpus sinuatus
Allen, Beverly - Nelumbo lutea
Allen, Beverly - Corymbia ptychocarpa x ficifolia

BASA Exhibition

has just finished!

Below are some of the works that were on display in the BASA Exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show . To see more of them click here.

Freemantle, Catherine - Silverbeet seedling
Werner, Colleen - Boletellus sp.
Thomas, Joanna - Lavandula hybrid ‘Lavpur’
Thomas, Joanna - Iris germanica
Springall, Jane - Tasmania Wild 2 - everlasting daisy
Springall, Jane - Tasmania Wild 1 - swamp grass
Simkin, Heather - Pumpkin
Simkin, Heather - Pomegranate
Simkin, Heather - Pink peonies
Salamon, Marta - Brugmansia arborea
Reynolds, David - Paeonia rockii
Muffet, Margaret - Telopea truncata 'White Form'
Muffet, Margaret - Poinsettia
Muffet, Margaret - Rosa 'Just Joey'
Morris, Victoria - Liriodendron tulipifera L. - Tulip Tree
Morris, Judy - Macropidia fuliginosa
McPherson, Lynda - Woodland wanderer
Matthews, Janet - Duck orchids - Let's go!
Matthews, Janet - Eucalyptus macrocarpa - A beaut home
Maree, Rochelle - Sorrento pear
Maree, Rochelle - Joy
Maree, Rochelle - Desire
Maree, Rochelle - One For You and One For Me
Machain, Lee - Amaryllis Amore
MacDonald, Jean - Magnolia
MacDonald, Jean - Freesia
MacDonald, Jean - Cymbidium orchid
MacDonald, Jean - Corymbia ficifolia
Lyon, Susan - Iris germanica
Keene, Edwina - Oakleaf hydrangea, petunia and blackberries
I'Anson, Sandra - Jonquil bulb 'Early Cheer'
I'Anson, Sandra - Swiss brown mushroom
I'Anson, Sandra - Maple leaf 'Crimson King'
France, Minnelli Lucy -Dendrobium kingianum
France, Minnelli Lucy - Caladenia carnea
Fiddes, Linda - Climbing fig
Elliott, Belinda - Zea mays - corn
Cumming, Sandra - Japanese Iris
Clark, Thea - Roses
Clark, Thea - Hellebores
Clark, Thea - Banksia heliantha - Oakleaved dryandra

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 31 Jul 2022
    • Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery

    Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.

    Artistic Endeavour heads South

    The regional tour of the exhibition Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson is well underway with our artworks moving around the country in secure, purpose-built crates.

    All aspects of the touring program are overseen by Prue McComish, our tour manager at Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD). The Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland is fortunate to have the support and mentoring of this peak exhibitions touring agency, from the exhibition’s early planning stages up to the delivery of this major tour. Significantly, they have guided our successful grant applications for the initial funding from Arts Queensland to develop the exhibition at Redcliffe Museum in 2020, to the highly competitive Visions of Australia funding for the tour.

    One of the notable features of the touring program is that, at each venue, the staff need to adapt the exhibition to their gallery spaces. The curators, Beth Jackson and Dr Nita C Lester, worked with M&G QLD staff to develop the tour manual, that outlines the eight exhibition themes to guide the placement of artworks and didactic materials. 

    At each venue, the grant funding covers the costs for a curator tour and workshop. A number of the exhibiting artists put forward a selection of workshop topics from which venues choose. The exhibition and events have met with much interest in the communities to which it has travelled.

    For information on the exhibition https://botanicalartqld.com.au/artistic-endeavour-page/

    For information on the touring program http://www.magsq.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=10568

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Janet's studio Narre Warren North, Victoria



    The macrocarpa is a stunning subject, large red flowers and lots of imperfections in the blue grey leaves, perfect for colour pencil drawing.  We will also add in a spider web, a common feature on this plant. 


    This workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced students as Janet teaches with step by step demonstrations.
    Venue is Janet's studio in Narre Warren North, Victoria.
    For more info or to book a place, email Janet on 

    janet@janetmatthews.com.au

    Cost is $120.

    Janet Matthews

    PENCIL and WILDLIFE and BOTANICAL ARTIST
    www.janetmatthews.com.au
    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Mount Nelson Hobart Tasmania


    • 2 Jul 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Mount Nelson Hobart Tasmania

    Botanical Drawing Revisited

    Saturday 2 July

    9:30am - 3:30pm ((one day) Cost: Members: $42 Non-Members: $52

    Location: Mt Nelson, Tasmania

    Registration and details: The Colour Circle

    https://www.thecolourcircleinc.com/workshops

     

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 14 Aug 2022
    • The White Cottage, Retford Park, National Trust, 1325 Old South Rd Bowral NSW
    Register

    Can Assist Southern Highlands is proud to partner with the Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) and the National Trust in presenting the inaugural Can Assist Southern Highlands Botanical Art & Illustration Prize.

    This will be a juried exhibition and prizes will be judged by Beverly Allen and Rick Shepherd. First Prize of $2000, Second Prize of $1000 and People’s Choice Award of $500 will be announced at the Exhibition Opening on Sunday 17th July at 11am.

    Can Assist ensures all people, no matter where they live in NSW, have equitable access to cancer treatment and care by providing financial assistance, practical support and raising awareness.

    The Can Assist SH Botanical Art & Illustration Prize will become an annual event celebrating a rotation of the seasons. Can Assist SH will receive the commission of 25% on sales of works and other monies collected at the exhibition.

    This prize is open only to members of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.

    You can click this button to Join BASA

    Please read the Information for Artists.

    Entry has two parts:

    Artwork Submission and

    Registration.

    Entries will close on Friday 17 June 2022.

    • 6 Aug 2022
    • 24 Sep 2022
    • Bega Valley Gallery

    Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.

    Artistic Endeavour heads South

    The regional tour of the exhibition Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson is well underway with our artworks moving around the country in secure, purpose-built crates.

    All aspects of the touring program are overseen by Prue McComish, our tour manager at Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD). The Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland is fortunate to have the support and mentoring of this peak exhibitions touring agency, from the exhibition’s early planning stages up to the delivery of this major tour. Significantly, they have guided our successful grant applications for the initial funding from Arts Queensland to develop the exhibition at Redcliffe Museum in 2020, to the highly competitive Visions of Australia funding for the tour.

    One of the notable features of the touring program is that, at each venue, the staff need to adapt the exhibition to their gallery spaces. The curators, Beth Jackson and Dr Nita C Lester, worked with M&G QLD staff to develop the tour manual, that outlines the eight exhibition themes to guide the placement of artworks and didactic materials. 

    At each venue, the grant funding covers the costs for a curator tour and workshop. A number of the exhibiting artists put forward a selection of workshop topics from which venues choose. The exhibition and events have met with much interest in the communities to which it has travelled.

    For information on the exhibition https://botanicalartqld.com.au/artistic-endeavour-page/

    For information on the touring program http://www.magsq.com.au/cms/page.asp?ID=10568

    • 2 Sep 2022
    • 29 Sep 2022
    • Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre, Cowra, NSW

    This BASA exhibition will be held at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre, NSW.

    Spring is a beautiful time at the Gardens and it is hoped that members will take advantage of this and submit works particularly of plants that are  in these Gardens.. A plant list will be available.

    Small works are defined as works in frames less that 45cm x 45cm..

    More information available soon.

    Entries will be open from 1 June.

    You can click this button to Join BASA


    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 3 Oct 2022
    • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

    Registrations for one of Australia's most prestigious botanical art exhibitions, 'The Art of Botanical Illustration' (TABI), are now open. Detailed information for prospective artists and the registration process may be found at 'Information for Artists' on the TABI website.

    The 16th biennial exhibition of TABI hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (FRBGM) will be held from 17 September - 2 October 2022. It will be a hybrid exhibition, presented in the Galleries of Domain House, Melbourne and as a virtual exhibition, online.

    TABI 2022 will be a highlight of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 40th anniversary celebrations.

    In addition, TABI 2022 will coincide with the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV). The FRBGM are delighted to be able to support the RBGV in this event by collaborating with the Vienna School of Botanical Illustration in hosting an exhibition of artworks from botanical artists associated with six of the botanic gardens represented at the Congress. This exhibition of European artworks will form part of TABI 2022’s virtual exhibition.

    TABI 2022’s association with the Friends’ 40th Anniversary celebrations and the Congress provides many opportunities to promote the exhibition and the artists to a wide and diverse audience, both locally and internationally.

    If you have any queries which have not been addressed in the 'Information for Artists' please do not hesitate to email the TABI 2022 team at

    botanicexhibitions@frbgmelb.org.au

    The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne look forward to receiving a large variety of beautiful artworks for selection, before 1st August 2022, for this very special TABI 2022 exhibition.

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