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Artwork from left to right: Marta Salamon - Cedrus deodara, Judy Morris - Correa alba,  Julie Holcombe - Xanthorrhoea sp.Artwork from left to right: Sue Stuart - Leucadendron, Janet Matthews - Banksia coccinea, Leonie Norton - Banksia integrifoliaArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - scarlet golden pippin, Shipra Shah - artichoke, Susan Grahame - crabapplesArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - Monga Waratah, Nigi Lechner - African tulip, Sue Stuart - orchidArtwork from left to right: Cheryl Hodges - satsuma plum, Leonie Norton - Banksia formosa, Nigi Lechner - waratah

Upcoming Exhibitions

    • 14 Nov 2020
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    • 14 Feb 2021
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    • On-line
    Registration is closed

    BASA's online exhibition Flora:The Art and Science of the Plant is now open. Click the image to go to the Flora website.

    • 21 Feb 2021
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    • 27 Feb 2021
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    • Denmark Community Resource Centre, 2 Strickland Street Denmark 6333

    Penny Leech 1947-2018 was a gifted botanical and natural history artist. Many of her detailed works are in world- wide collections. She lived in Denmark, Western Australia for 14 years painting every day using local specimens which included her favourite eucalypts. It was in Denmark Leech reached her zenith. Knowing it would have thrilled her, Jennie Partington, Penny’s partner decided to set up an annual art prize. 

    Western Australia is well known for its wildflowers, yet does not have an exclusive art award dedicated to its unique flora and fungi.

    With collaboration from the Denmark Community Foundation Incorporated [DCF] and many others this award has come to fruition.

    Paintings, Drawings in any medium now eligible to enter. 

    Closing date for entry  15th February 2021.

    Works Delivered by 19th February 2021.
    Entry Form - Plus Terms and Conditions.


    Website: www.wabotanic.art 

    Original artwork may be sold during the exhibition. There will be a small commission [Suggested commission 20% to be paid directly into the award account]

    Paintings must be framed and be the artist’s own work.

    Artists are responsible for transport of their work[s] both to and from the exhibition venue.

    Prizes for 2021

    First Prize $1000

    Second Prize $500

    Third prize $250

    People’s Choice $250    

     Prize winners will be paid by electronic transfer in Australian dollars. Upon request the artist should provide their bank details.


    All rights of the artist will be respected by the organizers and no reproductions will be commercially reproduced.

    The organisers reserve the right to postpone the exhibition/ prize if there are fewer than twenty submissions.

    • 24 Mar 2021
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    • 28 Mar 2021
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    • Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne

    BASA will once again be exhibiting our artwork at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March 2021.

    The information for artists can be downloaded by clicking the following button.

    Information for Artists

    Members can register by clicking the Register button.

    Registration will close on 12 February 2021.
    • 3 Apr 2021
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    • 2 May 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Visitors' Gallery, The Australian National Botanical Gardens

    The Friends Botanical Art Group at The Australian National Botanical Gardens in will hold their 14th annual exhibition FROM THE DESERT TO THE SEA from 3 April to 2 May,2021 in the Visitors Gallery at the Australian National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

    • 16 Apr 2021
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    • 11 May 2021
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    • Lion Gate Lodge, Botanic Gardens Sydney

    This exhibition is run by the Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Please contact them for more information on 02 9231 8182.

    They have provided the following information:

    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.


    • 29 Sep 2021
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    • 10 Oct 2021
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    • Fitter's Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct, Canberra

    BASA is holding a Flora exhibition in Canberra to coincide with Floriade.

    Entry will be open only to members and registration should be available online by July 2021.

    • 1 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • BDAS Gallery and Studios, 1 Short St, Bowral NSW

    For The Love of Plants Exhibition October 2020 - POSTPONED

    This exhibition was planned for October 2020 at the Bowral and District Art Society (BDAS) Gallery.  Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now been postponed.  We hope 2021 will be a more settled year and a new date for the exhibition will be confirmed in due course.

    Any enquiries should be directed to BDAS Botanic Artists:

    Email bdasbotanicartists17@gmail.com

    The exhibition is being organised by the Bowral and District Art Society (BDAS) Botanical Artists, an untutored group who regularly meet and work together in the BDAS studios.
    The exhibition covers a wide range of approaches to botanical art.
    The last year has shown, particularly to those of us living in the Southern Highlands and surrounding fire affected areas, that nature and plants are both fragile and incredibly resilient.
    We hope that this exhibition, at this difficult time, will highlight the true value of plants.
    Precious, beautiful and extraordinary.
    Artists are invited to submit works for the exhibition.
    All enquiries should be directed to BDAS Botanic Artists:
    E: bdasbotanicartists17@gmail.com M: 0415 078 954
    BDAS Gallery and Studios: www.bdasgallery.com (02)4861 4093

    • 25 Oct 2021
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    • 7 Nov 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 65 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004

    Due to COVID-19 the exhibition in Hobart has been postponed until October-November 2021. Entries for this exhibition will be open to BASA members only.

    Registration for this exhibition should open in August 2021.

    To join BASA please click here

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PO Box 3382
Exeter NSW 2579

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