This is an ARCHIVED LIST of past botanical art exhibitions in Europe during 2014 - 2018
Germany, Ireland and Russia have their own individual ARCHIVE Page due to the number of botanical art exhibitions.
Korea Botanical Arts in Vienna 2016
Venue: the Korea Kulturhaus Österreich
Dates: Monday 15th February - Monday 22nd February 2016 (11:00am to 19:00pm)
A week long exhibition of botanical art by artists from the Korea Arts Cooperative in Vienna
Vienna School of Botanical Illustration
Dates: August 28 to September 17, 2015
Venue: Seminar room of the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
Rennweg 14, 1030 Vienna, Germany
An exhibition of around 60 works of current work by 17 exhibitors who dealt thematically with endangered plants. It also addressed the historical dimension of botanical illustration in Vienna as well as surprising links to this art form in Australia.
Precious Vellum: Three Centuries of Naturalist Illustration
Venue: Jardin des Plantes, Paris (5th Arondissement)
Dates: 28 September 2016 - 15 January 2017
This was a special exhibition. For the first time since 1793, the Museum of Natural History displayed around 150 watercolours on vellum forming part of the 7,000+ illustrations of flowers and animals that make up the Collection des Velins (the collection of the Museum's drawings and paintings on vellum). The display was divided between two rooms - with more than 40 original vellum at one time. Items on display changed every month because of their fragility. Nearly 150 vellum were displayed during the three months of the exhibition.
Exhibition: Illustrations Botaniques
Students of botanical watercolor classes at the National Museum of Natural History are exhibiting their works of the year, from June 28 to September 30, 2017 , at the Botanical Gallery (18 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris).
Title: Florentia International Exhibition of Botanical Art
The first international exhibition of contemporary botanical art in Florence. showcasing c.80 original botanical watercolours by well known botanical artists coming from Italy and 11 different countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom, United States).
Venue: Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy
Dates: September 29 - October 7, 2018
Opening hours: 10.00am - 7.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
Botalia - Living Incontri nel Giardino Art by Mary Ann Scott (Living Art)
Murabilia XVII Edizione
Venue: Botanical Gardens, Lucca
Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca, Via del Giardino Botanico, 14, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Dates: 1-3 September 2017
All paintings are watercolours of botanical subjects and birds of Northern Italy by Mary Ann Scott, the author of Botanical Sketchbook. The exhibition was held at the same time as a major plant fair in Lucca - which is held along the ancient walls of the town.
Exhibition: Journey of Plants / Plants on a trip
Venue: Museum De Buitenplaats Hoofdweg 76,9761 EK Eelde, The Netherlands
Dates: 16th September to 6th January 2019
Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.00 to 17.00
Organisers: Anita Walsmit Sachs and Patty Wageman
The exhibition illustrated stories of how plants have traveled around the world. Each artist in the exhibition has selected 10 plants as their contribution toward the exhibition. Participating artists included:
Exhibition: Native Plants of The Netherlands.
Venue: Museum De Zwarte Tulp (Museum The Black Tulip), Grachtweg 2A, 2161 HN Lisse
Dates: 10 May to 1 September 2018
Organiser: Vereniging van Botanisch Kunstenaars Nederland (English: Dutch Society of Botanical Artists)
25 members of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists are contributed art to this exhibition which is part of the Worldwide Exhibition of Botanical Art in 2018
The Catalogue for the exhibition can be ordered - see the website (English Language)
Botanic Art - A Flowering Science
Dates: 12 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Venue: Het Noordbrabants Museum
An exhibition which looks forward to the 10th anniversary of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists in 2016. This exhibition displays the botanical paintings and drawings of member artists alongside flower still lifes from the Museum's own collection.
Anniversary exhibition “Bloembollen onder de loep”
Dates: 4 March to 20 August 2016
Venue: Museum De Zwarte Tulp
Double Exhibition 'Flowery' and 'SEEDS'
Dates: Sunday, March 22 to Sunday, May 24th
Venue: West Frisian Museum in Hoorn
“Flowering Bulbs and Tubers”
Dates: 21 February to 9 August 2015
Venue: Kew Gardens
The Dutch Society of Botanical Artists also held an exhibition of works for sale at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Art
Venue: The Teyler Museum in Haarlem in the Netherlands
Dates: Jul 25, 2016 to Jan 08, 2017
An exhibition of botanical books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, all from Teylers' Museum natural history library.
This will include the very rare copy of Basilius Besler's "Hortus Eystettensis" - an early garden florilegium.
Exhibition: "Arcimboldo, Floras and Spring,"
Venue: The Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao
Dates: 8 November 2017 - 5 February 2018
The exhibition includes the display of Rariorum aliquot stirpium, per Pannoniam by Charles L'Ecluse (aka Carolus Clusius) a Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist - loaned by the Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid. The book was published in Antwerp in 1583 with xylographic engravings. It's indicative of the new interest in botany and botanical gardens which arose during the Renaissance.
This exhibition celebrated the tulip and was a collaboration between
It featured 87 paintings of different tulips by 47 SBA members.
To coincide with the exhibition, the gardens of the Real Garden Botanico have been planted with 20,000 tulips! The path leading to the new exhibition centre was lined with large planters, each filled with all the varieties of tulips painted!
Below is a video of the exhibition exhibition organiser Marta Chirico
The exhibition catalogue includes a history of the tulip, using images from the RJBM archives, and will also cover the botanical and horticultural aspects of the plant.
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