I'm extremely pleased to see that there is now a Margaret Flockton Award 2017 Gallery on the website of the Royal Botanical Garden Sydney.
For the very first time we can now see all the exhibits by all the international artists online. The new on-line gallery includes
I've previously highlighted the award winners - see below for details.
The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution that Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration.
You can find out more about the Margaret Flockton Award from the following sites and blog posts:
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Australian botanical illustrator Lucy T. Smith GM, who now lives in England, recently notched up her second Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Botanical Illustration by winning the First Prize in the 2017 Award
This Award and Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney attracts submissions from scientific botanical illustrators from all over the world - as demonstrated by the prizewinners below.
It's very much focused on the plates produced for the record and for scientific botanical publications.
Illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of the plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species. Original taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered.
This year was the first time that:
Catherine Wardrop, a previous First Prizewinner and one of the judges, was interviewed for an article Botanical illustrations flourish in the digital age about digital botanical illustration in the Australian Geographic Magazine. I'm sure anybody contemplating an entry in future years will find it most interesting.
You can find out more about the Award by reading my Margaret Flockton Award page on this website or by clicking the link at the top of the page
Margaret Flockton Award 2017
The Tradescants' Orchard is a practical document that records the size, colour and texture of fruit with their ripening dates.
The BISCOT organisers will be responsible ONLY for ensuring that the articles are collected by, or in exceptional circumstances, delivered locally to the courier/carrier.
- Exhibits attracting a higher award tend to be given to exhibits illustrating a particular theme OF plant family
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