Exhibitions of botanical and natural science art in Australia
Botanical Art Competitions in Australia - notably the Margaret Flockton Award for Botanical Illustration (and including a link to the entry requirements)
International exhibitions of art by Australian Artists outside Australia
Exhibitions of Botanical Art in New Zealand are listed towards the bottom of the page
PAST BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITIONS IN AUSTRALASIA
You can find a listing on past exhibitions of botanical art in Australia and New Zealand on the Archive Page
Botanica 2018 - Symbiosis
Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
When: 21 April - 6 May 2018
Features work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists
The 19th year of this annual exhibition has invited Australian and international botanic and natural history artists to reflect on the theme of the symbiotic relationships some plants have with other plants and animals
The 2018 Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition
The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration.
The exhibition focuses exclusively on contemporary scientific botanical illustration, as distinct from botanical art and attracts contributions from top botanical illustrators around the world
Where: Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney
When: 21 April - 6 May 2018
Where: The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
When: 18 May – Sunday 29 July 2018, Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm and selected weekends
Where: Visitor Centre at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
When: 11 August – Sunday 23 September 2018 daily 9.30am – 4.30pm
The Friends Botanical Art Group - Annual Exhibition
Where: Visitors Gallery, Australian National Botanic Gardens
When: 17th March to Sunday 15th April.
Comprises work using a variety of mediums including watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite and scraperboard.
All artwork exhibited will portray native Australian plants, many of which can be found in the Gardens.
The special theme for 2018 is "Threatened and Endangered Plants".
Features special exhibition of eucalypt works in foyer of Visitor Centre from 23 - 31 March
The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition is a BIENNIAL exhibition of 150+ original works of art organised by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
The Celia Rosser Medal is awarded for botanical excellence
THE NEXT EXHIBITION WILL BE IN 2018
Works are selected by an expert panel including an artist and a Botanist, and must meet the following criteria:
• accurate representation of the form and botany of the chosen subject
• characteristics of the species or variety are adequately conveyed
• representation should be an artistically pleasing, balanced and a considered work of art
• subject must be identified and named accurately according to standard botanical practices
• all work must have been completed within the previous two years
The Friends of RBGM have been involved with the development and promotion of the work of professional and amateur botanical illustrators since 1990. The exhibitions started in 1992 as a response to the need to promote the artwork of botanical artists associated with and/or trained at the RBG Melbourne.
BASA Exhibition at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Venue: Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne VIC
Dates: 21 March – 25 March 2018
Beckler's Botanical Bounty - The Flora of Menindie
Venue: Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat
Dates: 25th February to 27th May 2018
Hours: 10am - 5pm
(The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia.)
40 paintings, by 24 artists, have been selected from a a group of botanic artists who return each year to Menindee in outback New South Wales, Australia. These paintings are stunning representations of the plants of the Menindee area. All have been painted with scientific accuracy and many have microscopic dissections of seeds and reproductive parts of the plant.
Beckler's Botanical Beauty project: celebrates the work of Dr. Hermann Beckler, a botanical collector who was the doctor on the Victorian Exploring Expedition on its famous journey across the continent more than 150 years ago. Over eight consecutive years, twenty-six artists have visited Beckler’s collecting grounds around Menindie to locate, collect, preserve and illustrate the same 120 plants species that Beckler collected in 1860–61.Species are collected for the National Herbarium of Victoria and the New South Wales Herbarium.
Venue: Mt. Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong, Queensland
Dates: November 2018 | Hours: 9 am—4.30 pm.
The Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland hold their annual exhibition Floressence in November, in the auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Artwork and associated merchandise for sale. Framed and unframed works in a variety of media and styles are displayed and artwork and merchandise sales are available.
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