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 2019 (20th anniversary)
Venue: Lion Gate Lodge Garden, The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
When: Saturday 30 March - Sunday 14 April (10 am - 4 pm daily)
An annual exhibition - now in its 20TH YEAR - 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.
The 2019 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
Dates below are "best guess" based on previous years
Venue: Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney
When: April - May 2019
Venue: The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
When: May – July 2019
Venue: Visitor Centre at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
When: August – September 2019
"For The Love Of Plants"
an exhibition by the Bowral Botanic Artists Group
Venue: Bowral District Art Gallery, bdasgallery.com, 1 Short Street, Bowral, NSW, Australia
Dates: 19 to 30 October 2018
Hours: 10am to 4 pm daily
The exhibition focuses on the ways in which botanical artists can make others really "see" plants, as well as showcasing works towards a Florilegium of Endangered Plants of the Southern Highlands.
Plus two BIG weekends of workshops:
Workshops will run on both weekends of the exhibition, featuring prominent artists
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.
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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