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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

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Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Upcoming events

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Visitors Gallery Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra

    The Seed Bank at the Botanic Gardens Canberra has commissioned a number of  botanical artists to paint seeds from their collection to be included in their exhibition, Seeds from the Bank, 5th March to 12th April at the Visitors Gallery. 

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
    Registration is closed

    Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 epidemic the  Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show has been cancelled. This is in accordance with the advice given by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia and the Federal Government.

    We regret the inconvenience to our artists and to the general public but the health and safety of everyone involved is the top priority.


    • 1 May 2020
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • Redcliffe Museum, 75 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe QLD 4020

    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.

    • 2 Jul 2020
    • 4 Jul 2020
    • Wye Valley, UK


    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 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 Saturday, 11 July 2020. 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  by Friday, 7 Febraury 2020. 
    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

    This three day introduction to painting on vellum will outline the history and production of vellum with demonstrations of the special techniques for preparation and painting on this traditional medium. The emphasis will be on the subtleties of colour and the use of light to create a jewel-like painting.


    Suitable botanical subjects will be available or students may bring their own small treasure.  
    For intermediate and advanced botanical painters or those with drawing skills and other experience with other media.

    Vellum will be available for purchase at the workshop for approximately $25 to $50.

    Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens  

    About your tutor: Beverly Allen
    Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

    Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

    She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

    For more information, and to register contact Foundation and Friends Office 

    02 9231 8182

    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 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
    • 4 Oct 2020
    • Domain House Gallery, Dallas Brooks Dr, Melbourne

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

    More information will be available next year.

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fitter's Workshop, Kingston Art Space

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

    Registration for this exhibition should open  in July.

    To join BASA please click here

    Contact us for more information.

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Kingborough Community Hub, Goshawk Way, Kingston

    This workshop is for artists comfortable with drawing plants, and experienced in watercolour, who wish to extend their skills in botanical art. 

    The focus will be on flowers and their structural parts. 

    Cost $300 includes morning and afternoon tea.

    For more information and to book go to www.botaniko.org to download a registration form , or 

    email annick@windclimber.id.au 

    mobile 0409441610

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maiden Theatre Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    Working with one plant subject, this class will build your watercolour skills by the demonstration of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction. The emphasis will be on close observation, accurate drawing on paper, the many subtleties of colour and use of light to create a three dimensional painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media. 


    Includes lunches on the Foundation & Friends terrace

    About your tutor: Beverly Allen
    Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

    Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

    She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
     For more information, or to register contact Foundation and Friends Office on 02 92318182
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 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.

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