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  • 21 Apr 2021 5:32 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are presenting a hybrid botanic art program for term 2 2021 classes.

    The program includes both face-to-face and online classes across all skill levels and begins from Monday 26 April 2021.

    Their wonderful and highly experienced tutors are some of Australia’s best so you know your skills and understanding of botanical art will only improve over the course of the term.  Profiles of each teacher can be found here: https://www.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org/friends-art-program/meet-our-tutors/

     Face-to-face classes will be delivered by Dianne Emery, Kate Nolan, John Pastoriza~Pinol and Amanda Ahmed. 

    Online classes will be delivered by Dianne Emery, David Reynolds, John Pastoriza~Pinol and Amanda Ahmed.  Online classes are perfect for anyone in regional areas, interstate or overseas.

     If you like to work independently but have the benefit of a teacher to guide you with work, Kate Nolan’s classes on Mondays are perfect for you. Offering classes in both the morning and afternoon, Kate is happy for you to work on your own project and work with you individually to improve your skills in botanic art.  Kate’s classes are suitable for all skill levels.

     For advanced and intermediate students, they have face-to-face classes with both John and Dianne.

    Dianne’s class will be presented weekly on Wednesday morning and John’s fortnightly on Sundays.  John’s classes in particular are designed to challenge and drive your skill development.

     For Beginners and Intermediate students, David Reynolds will guide you through a project throughout the term.  David’s classes are both online and with David’s nurturing teaching style and exceptional talent, you will thoroughly enjoy and improve by being part of this class.

     If you would like a basic refresher or have recently completed a Beginners’ Workshop, you might also like to consider the online Ongoing Beginners’ class on Saturday afternoons with Amanda.

     Beginners’ Workshops for brand new artists are also available both online and face-to-face and will all be delivered by Amanda who will take you step-by-step through the key foundations of botanic art providing you with the skills you need to move into ongoing classes in the future.

     If you are interested in any of these classes, please email botanicart@frbgmelb.org.au.  You can also visit their website to view class descriptions. https://www.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org/friends-art-program/botanic-art-classes/

     Whichever class suits you,  the Friends of the Gardens Melbourne look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to term 2 art classes. 

  • 21 Dec 2020 5:10 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)
    Unfortunately the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show has been cancelled and so our exhibition there will not be held.
  • 12 Nov 2020 12:16 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    The BASA Flora 2020 Online Exhibition opens on Saturday 14 November 2020.  102 works from 53 artists will be available for sale.

    Links to the exhibition will be available from the BASA website.

  • 23 Sep 2020 2:34 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    BASA is going to hold an online exhibition of its members' work from 14 November 2020 to 14 February 2021. All works will be for sale.

    Entry forms for members will be available shortly and must be submitted by 30 October.

  • 30 Aug 2020 1:55 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BASA has had to postpone its planned exhibitions for the rest of this year. However if you are a member of BASA we have been running very popular forums for displaying your work and competing for a $50 prize. Join us to view and participate!

  • 15 May 2020 7:08 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    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.

  • 21 Apr 2020 4:25 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    EXCITING NEWS! Botanic Illustration Classes presented by the Melbourne Friends of the Gardens will be presented online starting next week.

    With COVID-19 restrictions in place, our staff and dedicated tutors have put together an online program which means even if you don’t live in Melbourne you can still join us.

    The program extends over 8 weeks with a two-hour class each week. Our wonderful tutors include Dianne Emery, Mali Moir and Jessie Ford who all have an amazing amount of experience and knowledge to share.

    If you’re interested or want to know more, please contact Jill, who will send out information and class times  jill.scown@frbgmelb.org.au

    We hope you can join us online.

  • 19 Mar 2020 7:55 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    Some of the works that would have been exhibited at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show can be seen on our MIFGS 2020 page under Previous Exhibitions.

  • 16 Mar 2020 10:27 AM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    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.

    You can see some of the works that would have been exhibited here.

  • 26 Feb 2020 3:14 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    Come and see the BASA Exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show which runs from March 25 to 29. The art exhibition is upstairs in the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.

    We have 36 of our artists exhibiting 62 beautiful works.

    Some of the works that will be on show and for sale will be shown on our Facebook and Instagram pages over the next few weeks so keep a look out for them.


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