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Artwork from left to right: Sue Stuart - Richea dracophylla, Thea Clark - Agapanthus, Peta Harrington - Bromeliad Artwork from left to right: Jean Dennis - Endiandra sieberi,  Annick Ansselin - Telopea speciosissima, Anna Voytsekhovich - Dahlia Artwork from left to right: Sooka Kim - Cynara Cardunculus (Artichoke), Margaret Muffet - Cucurbita 'Miniature Pumpkins', Judy Morris - Eryngium PlanumArtwork from left to right: George Kraus - Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Mim Wells - Banksia cuneata,  David Reynolds - Banksia integrifolia

Upcoming Exhibitions

    • 1 May 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe QLD 4020

    Due to COVID-19 the Museum is closed until further notice.

    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”.

    Showcasing new works by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland, the exhibition is an innovative exploration of the artistic, scientific, environmental and cultural significance of this chapter in Queensland’s botanical heritage.

    More information about the exhibition is  available on the Museum's website.

    • 14 Aug 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Visitors Gallery, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

    The exhibition is part of the celebrations of the Australian National Botanic Gardens 50th anniversary and the Friends 30th anniversary.

    The exhibition subject will be Banksias as well as plants Banks and Solander collected on their voyage with Captain Cook on the Endeavour.

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne will present the fifteenth biennial ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration’ Exhibition in 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Art of Botanical Illustration will be presented as a virtual exhibition for the first time.

    This significant showcase is one of Australia’s premier selected exhibitions of botanical artworks with paintings from local, interstate and overseas artists creating an inspiring collection of scientifically accurate works.

    Applications for The Art of Botanical Illustration 2020 are now open and available from the Friends website by clicking here. The closing date for entry and online submission of artwork is 11.59pm 9 August 2020.

    Artists must complete both the entry form and upload their high resolution artwork to DropBox to complete the application in full. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

    The selection of artwork based on the criteria outlined in the ‘Conditions of Entry’ will take place in August and successful artists will be notified on 1 September 2020 via email.

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 24 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 65 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004

    Entries for this exhibition will be open to BASA members only.

    Registration for this exhibition should open  in August.

    To join BASA please click here

    Contact us for more information.

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 11 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Lion Gate Lodge Garden The Royal Botanic Garden Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    Fungi is a brand new exhibition in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, brought to you by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. Lion Gate Lodge will host an array of artworks, including paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and sculptures, inspired by fungi in all their glory.

    Fungi both enchants us and repels us; poisons us and gives us food and nutrients. They can be storybook perfect or hideously grotesque, but for all their contradictions, one thing is certain: fungi have had an important role to play throughout human history. In fact, all life on earth can be categorized into just five major kingdoms of which fungi is one. For this exhibition, we are shining a spotlight on the incredible diversity of fungi.

    All items in the exhibition are for sale with proceeds going to the artists and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens to continue supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educations programs within your Botanic Gardens.

    Save the date! Get a first look at Fungi Exhibition at the Opening celebration on Friday, 23 April 2021. Mingle with the artists, sip on a glass of Tyrrell’s wine, and enjoy shopping for artworks in the beautiful Lion Gate Lodge before the general public.

    To apply to exhibit in the Fungi Exhibition, please contact Foundation and Friends office 02 92318182   
    • 16 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 11 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Lion Gate Lodge, Botanic Gardens Sydney

    The Fungi exhibition which Botanica artists who exhibited in 2018 and 2019 were all invited to register for has been postponed and will take place in autumn 2021. As the Fungi exhibition was always going to have a large component of botanical artwork, we have decided to merge the two exhibitions.

    Therefore, the theme of Botanica 2021 will be fungi and the new dates are: Friday 16 April – Tuesday 11 May 2021

    The exhibition will include botanical artworks amongst other kinds of art, including sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics and painting. The Botanica artists will be selected as per our usual guidelines, whereas the non-Botanica artists will be selected under a different criteria.

    The standard for the botanical artwork will continue to remain very high and that the non-Botanica artists will be exhibiting very different work. This range of work is a compromise in an unfortunate and unprecedented time.

    We will be working hard to promote this exhibition next year and expect to attract a new audience for your work as well. Some of the work that was planned for the July Fungi exhibition included large, colourful fungi sculptures for outside Lion Gate Lodge, a series of ceramic fungi bells for outside, contemporary photography of fungi from our own Gardens, and a range of small sculptures for inside Lion Gate Lodge.

    The exhibition committee includes previous Botanica curators and dedicated members who will be working on the exhibition to ensure its success.

    For more information contact 

    Friends of Botanic Gardens Office on 02 9231 8182  


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