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
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
Venue: Lion Gate Lodge Garden, The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
When: April 2020
An annual exhibition featuring work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists. Proceeds from all sales of original and limited-edition prints go to the artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, helping the not-for-profit organisation to continue its support of the horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.
Flora - The Art and Science of the Plant 2021
Venue: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, 65 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004
Dates: 26th October - 6th November 2021
An annual exhibition of botanical art and botanical illustration in a variety of mediums, showcasing the talents of the members of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.
Floressence - Annual Exhibition of Botanical Society of Queensland
Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha.
Dates: November 12th –16th 2021
Hours: 10:00 am – 4 pm
The annual exhibition by members of the Botanical Art Society of Queensland
Floressence 2021An exhibition of contemporary botanical art by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland. The exhibition will feature displays by Michelle Pujol Artist-in-Residence at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens and Nicole Crosswell, Illustrator at the Queensland Herbarium.
Featured artwork by Jennifer Foster-Hamilton, Christmas Bells, 2020.
A video of the 2016 Floressence exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.
William T Cooper - Botanical art of the tropical rainforest
Venue: Cairns Art Gallery, Cnr Abbott & Shields Street, Cairns City, Queensland
Dates: 28 August 2021 – 13 February 2022
Virtual Exhibition Online
William T Cooper (1934–2015) was notable as a painter of birds, however he was also a masterful botanical artist, producing botanical illustrations of rainforest fruits and hundreds of drawings of plants that were produced opportunistically for potential use in paintings.
This exhibition brings together over 100 works, many of which have not been on public exhibition before, from
The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition 2018
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
Venue: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Dates: 13 to 28 October 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.
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: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (University of Western Australia)
Dates: 25 May — 17 August 2019
Philippa Nikulinsky AM is a Perth-based, internationally recognised botanical and wildlife artist.
Nikulinsky Naturally is a survey of her work from the 1970s to the present which provides a perspective on the unique qualities of her practice - focusing on the evolution of her working methodology and exploring the ways in which she continues to interrogate the botanical riches of the Western Australian landscape.
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