Brazil: a powerhouse of plants: Margaret Mee, pioneering artist and her legacy opened yesterday at Kew Gardens.
The exhibition is on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art until 29 August 2016, 10am to 5pm.
The aim of the exhibition is to highlight artwork of the botanical flora of Brazil by various artists past and present. It includes artwork from the collections of both Kew gardens and Dr Shirley Sherwood.
The paintings of Margaret Mee - an English artist who went to live in Brazil - are a prominent feature of the exhibition. Mee's 15 trips into the Amazon Rain Forest recorded the diversity of its plant life - and new plants were also discovered on her trips.
As well as her paintings, visitors to the exhibition will also be able to see to trace her footsteps via a map of her travels and see other artifacts from her expeditions - including paintbrushes, paint pots and sketchbooks.
You can find out more - About Margaret Mee - on a NEW page on this website
The exhibition also includes:
You can read more about the exhibition in this post Discovering Brazil in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art by Joanne Yeomans in the Kew Gardens Library, Art and Archives blog
There is also a linked exhibition - Orchids 2016. If visiting the exhibition before 6th March you can also view the transformation of the Princess of Wales Conservatory into a celebration of Brazil’s plant life and habitats.
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