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  • 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.


  • 13 Dec 2019 5:08 PM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    Registration is now closed for members to enter the BASA Exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show which is on from 25-29 March 2020.
    Click on the event in the Upcoming Exhibitions list and follow the instructions.

    Entries closed on February 12.

  • 1 Dec 2019 11:35 AM | Thea Clark (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new look BASA website and logo. The committee felt it was time to update our profile and our new website gave us the opportunity to do this.

    While initially the website content may look familiar, there are many new features. New members can enrol and pay online and all members with email addresses can now to login and update their details online at any time. The system will automatically send out renewal notices 30 days before the renewal is due and you can pay directly online with only a couple of clicks. While members without email or internet access are included online, they will still be kept informed about exhibitions and renewals via the ordinary post and their details maintained by the website administrator.

    Every member has a profile online with their details including the ability to add images of their work to albums. These are visible to other members via the members directory which is now online but visible only to members. For those with privacy concerns you now have fine control over what the public and other members can see. If you had previously asked to exclude yourself completely from the members directory, your option “Show profile to others” has been turned off completely.

    The Members’ Gallery is still our public face and we urge you to send us updates to it. We hope to automate that process eventually.

    You can also enrol directly in our exhibitions, starting with the 2020 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Entries will open in December and an email will be sent inviting you to exhibit.

    Within the members area there is an archive of the complete set of newsletters from our 20 years of activity and we have a forum area where we will initiate discussions or have tutorials as well as this news blog. We are looking for suggestion on topics for the forum discussions.

    Please explore and enjoy our new website.

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