Fellowships and Scholarships
The MMFP (administered by the Foundation and Friends of the RBG Kew) enables Brazilian botanical illustrators to study in the UK.
Gustavo Marigo is one of the Margaret Mee Scholars - funded by the Margaret Mee Fellowship - who are taught at Kew by Christobel King. Marigo was the MM Scholar in Botanical Art in 2015. They are pictured in the Brazil - a powerhouse of plants exhibition at Kew in 2016 - see Christobel King and the Margaret Mee Artist Scholars
Banner Image: Gustavo Marigo with two of his paintings at Kew
Gustavo Marigo is an award winning natural history and botanical illustrator (MM Scholar 2015). In 2016 he won 2nd prize in the Margaret Flockton Award and had three of his paintings (purchased by Shirley Sherwood) included in 'Brazil - A Powerhouse of Plants' exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew. Currently he works on illustration commissions for scientific articles and books and teaches via workshops at the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro plus classes, courses and private lessons.
Botanical artists have successfully applied for travel scholarships to paint plants in different parts of the world.
The Trust will NOT fund:
EXAMPLE: Caroline Frances-King was awarded a travelling fellowship to travel to China to paint plants discovered by the Irish plant collector Augustine Henry in the late 1800’s.
This is the only RHS Bursary dedicated to botanical art.
The Dawn Jolliffe Botanical Art Bursary was established in in June 2005 to
EITHER: assist a botanical artist to exhibit at one of the RHS shows,
OR: to travel in order to paint and/or draw plants in their natural habitats.
In terms of who can apply for the bursary:
RHS Bursary recipients produce reports from their experiences which are judged by the RHS Bursaries & Awards Committee. The best of these reports receive prizes
Artists in Residence
The Royal College of Physicians in London has had a medicinal garden since 1965. Since 2010 it has offered a one year residency for an artist. This involves an exhibition of the artwork produced at the end of the year.
EXAMPLE: The artists who have become artist in residence are:
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