PAST Exhibitions are listed below.
They are grouped according to:
Dates are provided for the exhibition where these are known.
OTHER ARCHIVED EXHIBITIONS
See ARCHIVE: Past Botanical Art Exhibitions and Major Galleries and Museums in England
See Past Exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art (2008-2017) - the only dedicated gallery of both contemporary and historical botanical art in the world
INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
See RHS Botanical Art Exhibitions
2018 Lindley Library Exhibitions
Worth a Thousand Words 5 July 2018 - 7 August 2018
This exhibition featured a selection of recent acquisitions and some of the finest botanical artworks in the RHS Lindley Collections and highlighted how contemporary artists push the boundaries of botanical illustration.
READ my review and see images of the exhibition in
Worth a Thousand Words - exhibition at the RHS
Slideshow: Botanical Art Worldwide
Venue: Lindley Library
Date: During the RHS Botanical Art Show 10-12 July 2018
Botanical Art Worldwide saw botanical artists and organisations from 25 different countries submit their best pieces of botanical artwork depicting Native Flora. The RHS Lindley Library is presenting a slideshow of 1,000 images from Botanical Art Worldwide, including the 40 images from In Ruskin’s Footsteps (the UK contribution).
2017 Lindley Library Exhibitions
2016 Lindley Library Exhibitions
The Annual Exhibition of the The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) is open to non-members.
Sadly, there was no annual exhibition in 2018
You can find information about exhibitions on the SBA website. Pre-selection by digital submission - for EVERYBODY. All relevant details are available on the SBA website including:
You can get an idea of requirements for the next exhibition from my blog posts
The new website of the Society of Botanical Artists only goes back to 2012 in terms of content on the site. My records only go back as far as my visits!
2019 - Plantae (at the new venue of the Mall Galleries)
2017 - Changing Seasons 2016 - Shape, Pattern, Structure
2015 - In Pursuit of Plants
2014 - The Botanical Garden
2013 - The Language of Flowers
2012 - Botanical Celebration
2011 - The World of Plants
2010 - The Silver Jubilee
2009 - Flowers and Gardens
2008 - the Botanical Palette
2007 - Flowers and Gardens
2006 - Annual Exhibition
The Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition for England & Wales - In Ruskin's Footsteps
a juried exhibition of artworks of plants native to the UK.
Theme: Native flora of the UK (see UK Native Plants page)
(Sponsored by the RHS Dawn Jolliffe Botanical Art Bursary Fund). This exhibition represents the contributions from those living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.(Scottish contribution is on Botanical Art Exhibitions in Scotland)
Selected artworks: see Selected UK artists for 'In Ruskin's Footsteps' (Botanical Art Worldwide #4)
Venue: Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YH (Part of the Great Hall Complex)
Dates: Friday 18 May and Saturday 9 June 2018
Organiser: Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA) - a new organisation set up to organise this exhibition, in liaison with the ASBA initiative to have a Worldwide Exhibition of Botanical Art with activities in a number of different countries around the world.
London’s Secret Garden - An Exhibition of Plant Portraits
Dates: 4–26 August 2015
Venue: Chelsea Physic Garden
This exhibition celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. see my news item London's Secret Garden - a botanical art exhibition in August
Cedric Morris at Gainsborough's House
Venue: Gainsborough's House Museum, Sudbury, Suffolk
Dates: 10 February – 17 June 2018
A retrospective exhibition of works by Cedric Morris which included paintings by members of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society who painted his Irises for the Cedric Morris Collection. Paintings by Gillian Barlow, Mayumi Hashi, Julia Trickey, Penny Stenning and Chrissie Lightfoot.
A Florilegium celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pharmacopoea Londinensis
80 artists, 125 paintings and about 70 late medieval woodcuts of the plants used to make the medicines in this pharmacopoeia
Founded in 1518 by a Royal Charter from King Henry VIII, The Royal College of Physicians will celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2018. The book and exhibition were part of the celebrations.
Hardback, 200 pages, 150gms silk, 210 x 240mm,
Limited edition, £20 + p&p.
Compilers: Jane Knowles, Gillian Barlow, Dr. Henry Oakeley and 80 botanical artists
"Chemistry in the Gardens: paintings by Nina Krauzewicz"
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, near Regent's Park in London,
Dates: 2nd March to 31st July 2015
The exhibition was the result of a residency at the gardens in 2013 and went on to earn a Silver Gilt Medal at the RHS Botanical Art Show at Malvern in 2016.
Following completion of further paintings I exhibited them under the title "Soothing, Poisonous, Purgative" at the Royal Horticultural Society spring show in Malvern in 2016, and was awarded a silver gilt medal for the collection.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden
A Year in the Garden
This is the first botanical art exhibition at Easton Walled Gardens.
Plants and Pollinators
Participating artists: Dawn Wright and Val Littlewood
Date: Saturday 16th February - Sunday 17th March 2019, on our usual open days* (i.e. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays)
Hours: 11am to 4pm
A selection of 34 contemporary botanical illustrations from artists working at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The Plants Portrayed exhibition includes work by Pandora Sellars. Other participating artists from Kew Gardens include: Lucy Smith, Christabel King, Margaret Stones, Andrew Brown, Joanna Langhorne, Rachel Pedder-Smith, Ann Farrer and Masumi Yamanaka
Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition
Venue: The Core, Courtyard Gallery, Solihull B91 3RG
Dates: 18th April – 5th May 2018
After a number of years of being unable to find a suitable place BSBA have found and booked a new venue for an exhibition in 2018.
Iceni Botanical Artists were founded with the aim of encouraging and practising a high standard of all forms of botanical art through annual exhibitions by members.
Joseph Dalton Hooker: A Legacy of Beauty
- From Halesworth to the Himalayas. Paintings by Amicus Botanicus with the Chelsea School of Botanical Art (CSBA)
Venue: The Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Dates: 1st - 19th July 2017,
The birthplace of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker celebrated Hooker’s anniversary by commissioning members of Amicus Botanicus (Alumni of CSBA) to exhibit botanical paintings of plant species relating to Hooker.
Annual Exhibitions of Florum celebrated artwork about plant life in a variety of media. Florum was about "beautiful plants interpreted by skilful artists". This was an exhibition of invited artists, most of whom live in the south/south east of England.
The organisation closed in 2018.
Venue: Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP
Dates: 25 February - 1 April 2017
Hours: Monday: 9.30 - 7.00pm | Tuesday: 9.30 - 6.00pm | Wednesday: 10.00 - 7.00pm | Thursday, Friday: 9.30 - 6.00pm | Saturday: 9.30 - 4.00pm | Sunday: closed
The aim of the exhibition is to showcase contemporary British botanical illustration in a variety of styles and media
The Leaves of the Tree
Venue: Winchester Cathedral
Dates: 12 April - 18 May, 2018
A diverse exhibition of calligraphy work and botanical paintings by Winchester Cathedral Scribes and invited artists highlighting
Abbott and Holder Gallery.
Venue: 30 Museum Street -opposite the British Museum- London, WC1A 1LH
Hours: Hours: 9.30am - 6pm Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 7pm Thursday
"Leafscape by Jess Shepherd" 16th Feb 2017 - 26th Feb 2017
These watercolours were painted from leaves gathered over the last few years by JR (Jess) Shepherd. The date, time and location that each leaf was found form the titles of the works. A sound recording of the environment at each location was made. For the artist they comprise an intense and personal visual diary of her move from London to Spain. A book has also been produced.
Read an interview with Jess - The ARTS Interview: Botanical Artist, Jess Shepherd in The Ecologist
Work from Botanical Artists in the Collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE
23 April - 30 May 2015
Catalogue on Issuu
This exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of her collection and presents new work (for sale) from 18 artists with paintings in the collection.
Solo Exhibitions by Rosie Sanders
Rosie Sanders - By Any Other Name
26 September - 12 October 2019
an exhibition of over twenty new paintings featuring many of the works included in the publication Rosie Sanders’ Roses: A celebration in botanical art (Batsford September 2019).
Rosie Sanders - Secret Letters
21 September - 4 October 2017
new works by renowned botanical artist Rosie Sanders, See also her book Rosie Sander's Flowers: A Celebration of Botanical Art.
Rosie Sanders: Blow
8 - 31 OCTOBER 2015
Catalogue on Issuu
New paintings by award-winning botanical artist Rosie Sanders that reflect upon the transience of beauty and passage of time, while celebrating growth and renewal in the life cycle of plants.
‘Above all in these paintings I am focusing on a sense of fragility and the winds of change.’ – Rosie Sanders
Rosie Sanders: Dandelions and other Flower Paintings of Wild Flowers
12 June - 5 July 2014 View e-catalogue
Rosie Sanders: Against the Light
8 - 23 June 012 See my Review Rosie Sanders; Against the Light
Rosie Sanders: Flowering
9 - 26 June 2010
Venue: 20 Bourdon Street, London W1K 3PL
Date: 26 September - 2nd November 2018
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday
The exhibition will comprise coloured ink drawings and black and white graphites on the theme of the medinilla flower, the subject of Graham’s focus over the past year. Graham works across several sheets of handmade paper to construct these larger-than-life organic forms. The gallery will produce an exhibition catalogue with a scholarly essay to accompany the show.
Thomas Gibson Fine Art
New Works on Vellum by Brigid Edwards
22 November - 16 December 2016
Artist: Brigid Edwards
See my blog posts New works on vellum by Brigid Edwards andmy review in: Brigid Edward's Exhibition of New Paintings on Vellum
The Bloomsbury Gallery Flower Event
Venue: The Bloomsbury Gallery, 34 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QJ
(nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road)
Dates: 28th May - 4th June 2017 (10am - 5pm daily)
A range of top botanical artists are exhibiting work - and three are delivering workshops (Billy Showell's workshop was today) and talks. The artists are: Amber Halsall, Angeline De Meester, Billy Showell, Caroline Deane, Gael Sellwood, Janie Pirie, Julia Trickey, Rosie Sanders, Sandra Wall Armitage, Shirley Slocock, Susan Christopher-Coulson, Zhou Qingsu
Botanical Artist: Christina Hart-Davies
Venue: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens , Jermyns Lane,Ampfield, Romsey, Hants, SO51 0QA
Dates: 28 September-7 October, daily 10-5.
Admission: Free (and free parking)
An exhibition by three artists:
The latest exhibitor in the Coach House Gallery is botanical artist Jane Edwards. Jane creates fine, accurate drawings of plants and trees resulting from her experience as a botanical illustrator and founder member of the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists.
Botanical Artist: Gael Sellwood GM VPSBA
Exhibition: Tiffany Scull, Gael Sellwood and Margaret Gardiner
The Measure of the Year
Venue: Cambridge Contemporary Art, 6 Trinity Street | Cambridge CB2 1SU
Dates: 6th to 28th October 2018
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5:30pm; Sundays & bank holidays: 11am - 5pm
Gael's exhibition includes some of the 150 paintings included her new book 'The Measure of the Year - Seasons in an Artist's Garden' - which will be launched at the exhibition.
The book is organised by season and takes us through Gael's year in her garden and as a botanical artist.
Hardback, 144 pages and limited to just 1,500 copies.
Old Year, New Year - The Colours of the Winter Garden
Sue J. Williams GM exhibited her botanical watercolours of what can be found in a winter garden
Venue: Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromely BR1 2PX
Dates: 14th February - 27th March
Venue: The Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 5EN
(nearest tube: Warren Street)
Dates: 10-31 May 2017, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6:00pm
An exhibition that includes botanical photography by award-winning US photographer and author Anna Laurent
Anna recently published her first book The Botanical Wallchart: Art from the golden age of scientific discovery (Octopus / University of Chicago Press)
The Art of Helen Haywood
Venue: Studio 54 Gallery, Kington. Herefordshire. HR5 3DJ
Dates: 4-30th June 2017
Helen Haywood exhibited paintings in A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Helen’s work has not been shown publicly for more than 15 years. This exhibition draws on her portfolio of botanical paintings (original art works and limited edition fine art prints)
A Wild Plant Year - solo exhibition by Christina Hart-Davies
Venue: Sir Harold Hiller Gardens Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Hampshire SO51 0QA (This is the page of information for visitors to the gardens)
Dates: Friday 23rd September - Sunday 2nd October 2016
See my blog post - "A Wild Plant Year" exhibition and book by Christina Hart-Davies - which includes a review of her book and information about Christina
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