Upcoming events

Follow Us

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

What's Happening?   Would you like to join us?

Poppies - Sarah-Jane Kelsey

News

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

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Braemar Gallery,104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW 2777


    A showcase of high quality botanical art produced by local Blue Mountains artists participating in Barbara Duckworth's botanical art classes 

    The subjects in this exhibition display examples of plants from the huge diversity of plant life found throughout the Blue Mountains - be it endemic wildflowers, native grasses, exotics or plants found in home gardens which encompasses the different climates we have between the lower and upper mountains. Paintings reflect the breadth of styles and media of the members and seen in the genre of Botanical art.

    open Thursdays to Sundays

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012

    Spend a few hours each week with botanist and artist, Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, for an introduction to botany and botanical art. You will be guided through the process of observing plants and learning to draw them accurately. The basic steps of botanical drawing will be demonstrated gradually over four weeks, allowing you time to practice between sessions. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable drawing leaves and simple flowers accurately. Feb 29th, March 7th, 14th and 21st

    Tanya Scharaschkin's Studio
    54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012


    Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, 

    Botanical Research, Art and Training,

    54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, 

    Tas 7012, Australia


    Tel: +61 (0)3 6200 0543
    Email: scharasc@gmail.com

    • 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. 

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    A four-day art class in the Royal Botanic Garden

    Shiny, smooth, velvety, flat, fuzzy, puckered, plain; leaves come in many shapes and sizes and all shades of green. Join internationally acclaimed contemporary botanical artist Beverly Allen for a slow and thoughtful approach to leaves of all sorts, focusing on the close observation, accurate drawing, and colour subtleties required to bring this unassuming subject to life. This watercolour class is suitable for students with some drawing experience.

    Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens 

    About the 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 bookings call Foundation and Friends Office

    on 02 9231 8182

    www.rbgsyd.gov.au 


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

    BASA will again be exhibiting at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

    Registration to exhibit at this event is open only to BASA members. If you are a member and wish to exhibit  click the Register button which will take you to the entry form, the artwork submission form and online payment of $10 per painting (you can also pay offline).

    Click to download the Information for Artists.

    Registration will close on Wed 12 February 2020.

    Contact us for more information.

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Moore’s building – Henry St Fremantle – upstairs Gallery 4

    Title: “Botanical Art”

    This workshop will introduce techniques for painting in the botanical style of watercolour.  You will be taken through the process of drawing then painting various objects to show how to paint using small amounts of paint and water, to create a three-dimensional look.

    All levels welcome

    Materials List:  You’ll need to bring -  

    Paper:  Arches 300 gsm paper – smooth, medium and rough – or you can get small booklets of these three types of paper from Riot, for practising your skills on.

    Paints: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Naples yellow, Burnt Sienna, Caput Mortuum Violet, Australian Grey (Art Spectrum), Australian green gold (Art Spectrum), Payne’s Gray, Perylene Green, Neutral tint (please feel free to bring any paints you have)

    Brushes: smallish brushes (not too small, or you can’t get enough paint on them) which can be used to get a good point (they don’t have to be expensive brushes!)

    Palette: white china plate or small plastic palette

    Notebook and sketch book:  small notebook for sketching in and taking notes

    Pencil: HB Pencil, sharpener or Stanley knife, soft eraser

    Extras:  Jar for water, small pieces of towelling to mop brushes 

                                                                                                                            

    Cost: $60 for Watercolour Society of WA members, $75 non-members (per day)

    Bendigo Bank, Mundaring

    BSB 633-000 A/c no 15787 4140

    Booking: Limited spaces available, please contact Jan for bookings

      

    PH: 9574 6671, rothiemay@harboursat.com.au       http://www.janpittman.net

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 17 May 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.

    • 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

    • 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
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • Visitors Gallery, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Canberra

    A joint exhibition with the botanical art group at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Korean botanical artists is planned
    .

    • 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.

    • 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.

The Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc.
PO Box 1799
Bowral NSW 2576

© 2019 The Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc.

All images on this site are copyright by the artists and may only be used with their permission.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software