Botanical Art Exhibitions in Africa
This page covers:
- the Kirstenbosch Biennale which features a Botanical Art Show
- the exhibitions of the Botanical Arts Association of South Africa
South Africa: Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale Exhibition
The Kirstenbosch Biennale has two functions. It:
The exhibition started in 2000 and has run every other year until 2015 - when the exhibition was postponed until 2016.
It doesn't appear to have a website. Accordingly artists wishing to find out more about the Biennale or submit work should consult.
Those living near any of the Botanical Gardens can seek their help with access to plant materials.
The criteria used for judging submissions for medals have been listed as follows
Media: all two-dimensional media, including watercolour, gouache, oil, acrylic, tempera, collage, original graphic works in pen, pencil, etching, engraving, linocuts, silkscreen and woodcut.
All four artworks submitted are considered as a whole, not just the “best” of the group.
All works need to demonstrate a high level of competence in:
The Kirstenbosch Biennale 2016
Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale: a focus on threatened species
Previous Kirstenbosch Biennales
This is a record of previous exhibitions
Kirstenbosch Biennale 2013 (29 August to 15 September 2013):
Kirstenbosch Biennale 2010
Kirstenbosch Biennale 2008 (article reproduced with permission from Veld & Flora, the Journal of theBotanical Society of South Africa)
Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa
Group exhibition by artists from the Botanical Artist's Association, Gauteng