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