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Shirley Sherwood Gallery - Past Exhibitions
Venue: Room 1, National Gallery, London (near the main stairs)
Dates: 6 April - 29 August 2016
Website: Dutch flowers in detail
Time Period covered: early 17th century to late 18th century
Featured artists: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch,
This is the first display on this topic for 20 years. The exhibition will
Maria Merian's Butterflies
Dates: Friday, 15 April 2016 to Sunday, 9 October 2016
Maria Merian's Butterflies tells Merian’s story through her works in the Royal Collection, acquired by George III.
The exhibition brings together 50 of Merian's exquisite watercolours, including many recording the flora and fauna of Suriname, published in 1705. Many are luxury versions of the plates of the Metamorphosis, partially printed and partially hand painted onto vellum by the artist herself. I've seen Merian's works in the Royal Collection in previous exhibitions and the quality of these plates is outstanding.
See About Maria Sibylla Merian on this website to find out more about this artist and her approach to botanical and natural history art.
Read my review REVIEW: Maria Merian's Butterflies
Maria Merian's Butterflies
by Kate Heard
This is a small but fat book with lavish illustrations of the works in the exhibition. It includes lots of double page spreads of edge to edge illustrations plus a lot of cropped images of the details.
This is one of the best books I've seen for giving you almost as good a view of the images as I saw in the exhibition.
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust;
Publication date (1st edition) 4 April 2016
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Amazing Rare Things:
The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery
by David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, Rea Alexandratos
This is the book produced to accompany the exhibition at Buckingham Palace. While the focus of the exhibition is natural history the artwork includes plants and flowers.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press;
Publication date: 2008
Reprint edition: 29 Sept. 2015
Average rating of 5 out of 5 stars by 4 customer reviews (UK)
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Average customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 23 customer reviews (USA)
A New Flowering
1000 Years of Botanical Art
by Shirley Sherwood
This is the fully illustrated catalogue for the exhibition of the same name. It's written by Dr Shirley Sherwood with contributions from Dr Stephen Harris, Department of Plant Sciences, Barrie Juniper, Reader Emeritus in Plant Sciences, and Professor Lucia Tongiorigi Tomasi, University of Florence.
The image on the front cover is a painting of an Australian Tree Fern (2004) by Stephanie Berni
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
Publication date: 2005
Reprint edition: 19 May 2014
Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8 customer reviews (UK)
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Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars (USA)
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Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum
Blooming Marvellous exhibition opens at the Museum
Venue: Natural History Museum (Tring)
Dates: Opened 24 May 2013
Blooming Marvellous is an exhibition which reveals 400 years of botanical art that helped scientists learn about plants.
'A Collector's Collection: Dr Shirley Sherwood selects Botanical Art'.
Venue: Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
Dates: Tuesday 1st March - Tuesday 31 May 2016
This exhibition is part of a theme of "Botanicals" a programme of garden and botanical themed events at the House. The paintings included in the exhibition have been selected by Dr Sherwood to represent plants either selected by Horace Walpole for his garden at Strawberry Hill or ones that other fashionable gardens of the time would have grown.
A recent exhibition of these paintings was met with interest and enthusiasm in Kathmandu. Through a series of botanical art workshops in Kathmandu in 2015, contemporary artists associated with RBGE will participate in information exchange with Nepalese artists, scientists and the wider public. The resulting art works will form a public exhibition at RBGE in 2016.
Flora of Nepal
An exhibition highlighting the exquisite flora of Nepal
Venue: Logan Botanic Garden (Studio)
Dates: Tues 3 May — Sun 31 July 2016
Venue: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (John Hope Gateway)
Dates: Sat 6 Aug — Sun 6 Nov 2016
Nepal is a globally important biodiversity hot-spot - with 75 vegetation types, 35 forest types and an estimated 7,000 vascular (flowering) plants. Plants are used by the Nepalese people for food, medicine, construction and fuel, and plants continue to sustain livelihoods.
This exhibition is part of a series of UK wide events to commemorate the bicentenary of British Nepalese diplomatic relations.
An international project to identify and record the Flora of Nepal has been ongoing for some years. The expedition in April 2015 aimed to strengthen the contemporary cultural and scientific links between Scotland and Nepal
This exhibition includes:
Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile
The exhibitions included a selection of watercolour paintings illustrating the remarkable diversity of plants associated with Chile. These botanical paintings have been specially commissioned for a book on plants found in the woods and forests of Chile.
Venue: Gateway Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: 15 May - 18 July 2010
Venue: Gateway Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: 10 October 2015 - 6 March 2016
Venue: Benmore Botanic Garden, Courtyard Gallery
Dates: Fri 25 Mar — Mon 29 Aug 2016
The second exhibition was associated with the publication of Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile - a new book about a major project which highlights the important research and conservation work undertaken by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
They have been produced by three award-winning Turkish artists: Gülnur Ekşi, Işık Güner and Hülya Korkmaz. Both Gülnur Ekşi and Işık Güner have won RHS Gold Medals for the paintings they have produced for this book.
You can see more about the plants, the art produced and listen to the artists in the video.
A list of the reviews of Society of Botanical Art: Exhibitions 2006-2016 - with images - can be found on a Making A Mark
The new website of the Society of Botanical Artists only goes back to 2012 in terms of content on the site. My records only go back as far as my visits!
2016 - Shape, Pattern, Structure
2015 - In Pursuit of Plants
2014 - The Botanical Garden
2013 - The Language of Flowers
2012 - Botanical Celebration
2011 - The World of Plants
2010 - The Silver Jubilee
2009 - Flowers and Gardens
2008 - the Botanical Palette
2007 - Flowers and Gardens
2006 - Annual Exhibition
Venue: Park Gallery, Callendar House, Falkirk FK1 1 YR.
Dates: Monday 12th September - Sunday 16th October 2016
Opening hours: 10am - 5pm daily apart from Tuesdays
The first major exhibition of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA) is titled "Enchanted Forrest".
It will focus on the plants brought back to Scotland by Falkirk-born plant hunter George Forrest, who was known as the "Indiana Jones of the plant world".
Initial exhibitions: More information: http://thessba.org/47/exhibitions-2015.html
‘Above all in these paintings I am focusing on a sense of fragility and the winds of change.’ – Rosie Sanders
Work from Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE
23 April - 30 May 2015
Catalogue on Issuu
This exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of her collection and presents new work (for sale) from 18 artists with paintings in the collection.
Pictured: Jonathan Cooper, Shirley Sherwood and Phansakdi Chakkaphak
Solo Exhibitions by Rosie Sanders
Rosie Sanders: Dandelions and other Flower Paintings of Wild Flowers
12 June - 5 July 2014
Rosie Sanders: Against the Light
8 - 23 June 012
See my Review Rosie Sanders; Against the Light
Rosie Sanders: Flowering
9 - 26 June 2010
Thomas Gibson Fine Art
New Works on Vellum by Brigid Edwards
22 November - 16 December 2016
Artist: Brigid Edwards
See my blog posts New works on vellum by Brigid Edwards andmy review in: Brigid Edward's Exhibition of New Paintings on Vellum
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