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.
Exhibition: Botanical Diversity
Gallery Location: Kreativeraumgalerie, Riemergasser 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Dates: 13th - 24th July 2020
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 3pm–7pm; Saturday: 12–5pm
Vernissage / Private View: 7pm on 14th July 2020
The eleven botanical artists are participating in their first group exhibition in Europe and are from: Belarus: Lidiya Doukhnevitch; Germany: Maxim Shirshin; Russia : Natalia Alatortseva, Svetlana Chernysheva, Svetlana Lanse, Victoria Mezenova, Marina Protsenko, Anastasiya Velikaya; Slovenia: Tatiana Gart, Anna Suprunenko; United Kingdom: Marina Kiselyova
Exhibited works portray the diversity within the Plantae kingdom - wild and garden flowers, alpine flora, blossoming trees, and mushrooms - in watercolour, bas-relief gypsum panels, and sterling silver jewellery made out of real plants.
READ PROFILES OF THE ARTISTS and see the exhibition in my blog post Botanical Diversity: Artists' Profiles
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).
Exhibition: Natura Picta
an International Exhibition of Botanical Art which opened last week in Italy at The Fine Art Society of Florence, Società delle Belle Arti-Circolo degli Artisti “Casa di Dante”.
Venue: Società delle Belle Arti-Circolo degli Artisti
The headquarters of an an old arts society situated in a fine stone building in the heart of Florence's historical center.
Address: “Casa di Dante”, Via Santa Margherita 1/r, Florence.
Dates: Sunday 3 to Thursday 14 November 2019
The exhibition has been organised by Simonetta Occhipinti and Giulano Gallo.
READ MY BLOG POST Natura Picta - International Exhibition of Botanical Art
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: 200 Kinds of Green - Botanical art of Franz and Ferdinand Bauer
Dates: 2 February - 12 May 2019
This is the first exhibition of work by the Bauers Brothers in the Netherlands. it includes botanical drawings lent by the natural history museums in Vienna and London, as well as the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. The title comes from Ferdinand Bauer (1760–1826) who used a remarkable numbering system to document the natural world and registered 1,000 distinct colours, including 200 shades of green.
Exhibition: A Feast of Flowers
Print Room presentation - Botanical art, from the 17th century to the present day
Dates: 19 January - 19 May 2019
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: 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: 400 Years of the Mayflower - Plants of the Pilgrims
Venue: Museum de Zwarte Tulp
Address: Heereweg 219, 2161 BG Lisse, Netherlands
Dates: 2nd June - 27 September 2020 NOW OPEN
BUT: social distancing protocols are in place and reservations are required to visit the exhibition
Hours: (when open) Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
In 2020 it will be 400 years since the ship the Mayflower sailed from Leiden, via England to America. One of the Pilgrims, William Brewster, brought along an extensive reference book on mainly medicinal but also food plants on his crossing with the Mayflower: The Cruijdeboeck (1554) by Rembert Dodoens. Dodoens was a professor in Leiden from 1582 to 1585. Botanical science was a world with many international connections. Members of the Association of Botanical Artists of the Netherlands, together with a number of American colleagues, present botanical drawings in response to the book by Dodoens.
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
Exhibition: Plants and Animals. Atlases of Natural History in the Age of Linnaeus
Venue: The International Cultural Centre
Address: Rynek Główny 25, 31-008 Kraków, Poland
Dates: 19th May - 18th October 2020
Organised by: The International Cultural Centre, the Scientific Library of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków and Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
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.
See also my news posts about
Flori sălbatice din România—o istorie botanică | Wild flowers, between art and science.
Venue: Muzeul Național de Artă al României Palatul Regal, 010082 Bucharest, Romania
Dates: 12th April - 2nd June 2019
Organized by the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists, in partnership with the National Art Museum of Romania, with the support of BASF. Included the display - for the first time in Romania - of the royal album The Transylvania Florilegium, produced by the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation and launched in 2018 in London.
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