You can see The Art of Pollination - Blooms, Butterflies and Bees - an exhibition by the Bath Society of Botanical Artists at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Society from 10th to 28th September.
All the work on show is the result of two years work by the group The exhibits are paintings and drawings of plants that can be grown to promote pollination in flora and crops by bees and insects. It's a little known fact that more than 80% of European crops rely on insects for pollination.
The exhibition will be opened officially by Helen Browning (Chief Executive of the Soil Association) at the Private View on Thursday 10th September 6 – 8 pm.
Several members of the Society have been awarded medals by the Royal Horticultural Society for their skills in depicting plants. As well as painting in watercolours, members also work in pen and ink, coloured pencil and graphite. The 30+ artists artists include:
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Society is located at 16-18 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN - 10 minutes walk from Bath Spa railway station and bus station.
TALK: On 18th September (7.30pm - 9pm) there will be a talk about how flowers entice pollinators by internationally renowned nature photographer Heather Angel. More details on the exhibition opage on the website. Tickets cost just £5 for adults and £3 for under 18’s.
For further information or to contact any of the artists visit the BSBA website www.bsba.co.uk or contact them by email.
More to come: I'm promised photographs of the exhibition once it is open!
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