After a very long time when it seemed like there might not be another botanical art exhibition, suddenly there are a lot all at once.
I'm going to be writing more about some of those listed below but felt the need to alert you all to what's on to look at right now.
I'm differentiating between
BELOW You can find summary details of exhibitions between now and the end of 2020:
âYou can find details of exhibitions all year round in my EXHIBITION section on this website - where you can also provide details for exhibitions you'd like to have listed at the bottom on https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/exhibitions.html
Botanical Art Exhibitions in Galleries
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art has finally reopened after being closed for six months - after lots of risk assessments and with controlled entry and a one way system - with two NEW exhibitions - which both opened on Saturday 3rd October and run until Sunday 14 March 2021.â
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Sir Joseph Banks on 19 June 1820. See my blog post last year about the anniversary and this exhibition - Banks 2020: Jan Hendrix at Shirley Sherwood Gallery Kew.
Flowers Delight in the Detail
This exhibition of paintings from the collection of Shirley Sherwood comprises the work of botanical artists and illustrators who focus on the detailed aspects of plants from around the world. It includes artwork resulting from magnification and dissection. Exhibiting artists include: Brigid Edwards (see below), Denise Ramsay and Liz Fraser.
Exhibition: Birr Castle Demesne through the Artists eye
Venue: Birr Castle - which includes award-winning gardens
Dates: Sunday 13 September to Saturday 24 October 2020
Hours: 9am - 6pm
All art is for sale
Plants & Co. - Plants and Insects by Asuka Hisihiki and Maria Sibylla Merian
An exhibition in collaboration with the Kunstkabinett Strehler from Sindelfingen
Venue: Forum Botanische Kunst (Forum Botanical Art)
Obere Hauptstrasse 18, D-97291 Thungersheim (near Wurzburg in northern Bavaria)
Original dates cancelled due to Pandemic
RESCHEDULED Dates: October 3 to December 6, 2020
Participating artists: Asuka Hishiki and Maria Sibylla Merian
This exhibition presents:
23rd Annual International Exhibition
of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA)
Venue: Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx, NY.
âDates: 5th September - 6th December 2020
The exhibition comprises two-dimensional, original, botanical art
âYou can find out more about the stories behind the artworks exhibited on the ASBA website and Facebook Page. READ: my blog post ASBA 23rd Annual International (2020): Awards & Artwork
'Legacy of Banks and Solander'
- an exhibition by the Botanic Art Group
Venue: Visitors Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra ACT
Dates: 26th September - 25th October 2020
The exhibition comprises a display of botanical paintings and drawings featuring Banksias and other plants collected by Banks and Solander 250 years ago on Cook's voyage to Australia. It coincides with the opening of a new banksia garden at ANBG.
Note: Canberra has experienced very few Covid-19 cases
- the 5th Annual Exhibition of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists
Venue: Frames Gallery, Perth, Scotland
Dates: 19 September â 10 October 2020
READ my blog post Blooming Lockdown! SSBA 5th Annual Exhibition in Perth for more about the exhibition and participating artists
Marianne Hazlewood in Scotland is a very busy exhibitor at the moment.
As well as having work in the SSBA exhibition she also has two more exhibitions
Marianne Hazlewood: Fine Hair, Soft Nibs - Depictions from a Shady Bed
- An exhibition of botanical watercolour paintings, Japanese ink paste illustrations and screenprints
Venue: Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
Dates: 6th â 24th October
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm; Sat 11am to 4pm
READ Fine hair, Soft Nibs, depictions from a shady bed by mariannehazlewood to fin out more about the exhibition. The link embedded in the title shows you the virtual exhibition - with details of titles, media, sizes and prices.
The exhibition arises out of having Marianne having won the VAS 2019 Open Eye Gallery award in 2019 - see Marianne Hazlewood wins award at Visual Arts Scotland - Alight 2019
- a nationwide experiment that used cyanotypes to produce a collaborative artwork created by the elements.
Venue: Stills: Centre For Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH11BP
âDates: 8 September â 24 October 2020
READ Elementary Blueprint by mariannehazlewood - for more about the lockdown challenge and her resulting cyantope pictured below
Lesley Alexander in New Zealand has also been busy preparing for a solo exhibition exhibition which opens next week as well as exhibiting in other local exhibitions
Lesley Alexander - An Exhibition of Botanical Works
Venue: Pod Gallery, Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland
Dates: 13th - 31st October 2020
(click this link to read more about her exhibition)
Nature becomes art - botanical illustrations by Katja Katholing-Bloss
Gallery: JC Reinhart Cabinet, KulturKreis Hof e. V.
Lower gate 7 d 95028 Hof, Germany
Dates: 29th October 2020 - 10th January 2021
Private view on 29. October at 19:00 pm.
Solo exhibition by Katja Katholing-Bloss
Exploring Botany - Botanical Art in the 21st Century
An international exhibition with more than 30 artists from Japan and Europe.
Venue: Muzeum Sztuki i Techniki JapoÅskiej Manggha, Krakow, Poland (Manggha Museum for Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland)
Dates: 5 November 2020 - 28 February 2021
It has a catalogue in Polish and English languages.
Participating artists include: Mariko Ikeda, Asuka Hishiki, Fiona Strickland, Robert McNeill, Mary Dillon Annie Patterson and Simonetta Occhipinti
I'll be writing more about this when I have more details.
Exhibition: Sceitse, Sketchbook Exhibition
Venue: National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dates: 13th - 29th November 2020
Hours: 10am - 5pm
This exhibition celebrates Irish gardens and the artists who use sketchbooks to record their research, drawings, colour-matching skills and test compositions. As well as the sketchbooks, which are for exhibition only, the participating artists will have small works on display and for sale.
READ more about the planning for the exhibition on SCEITSE IRISH BOTANICAL SKETCHBOOKS
Botanical Endeavour - Sydney Botanic Garden Florilegium
This exhibition - which celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour expedition to Australia - has been postponed until 21st August to 12 September 2021.
However the book is available to order now and will be the subject of an upcoming review on this blog.
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Botanical Art Exhibitions Online
The 15th Biennial Exhibition of The Art of Botanical Illustration 2020 (TABI)
presented by The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Dates: 19 September â 31 December 2020
READ: The 15th Biennial Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition at RBG Melbourne
RHS Lindley Library: Digital Exhibitions of the Art Collection
âThe exhibitions are online and include:
The Whole Story Exhibition
- painting more than just the flowers
- an online selling exhibition by Christina Hart-Davies with an associated book which demonstrates the range of her botanical artwork and subject matter
Dates: 25th September - 31st October 2020
This will be the subject of an upcoming blog post - alongside a review of her book.
- an online botanical art exhibition by the Association of British Botanical Artists
- features the work of 69 artists from around the world
Venue: The ABBA Virtual Gallery on the ABBA website
Dates: October 2020
There will be a webinar by Martin Allen - but I don't have a date for that as yet.
I'll be writing more about this exhibition which launched yesterday in an upcoming blog post. The range of artists and countries involved is impressive.
Inspired by Nature
- a virtual exhibition by the The Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists
Hosted by The Ames Center
Dates: 1st October - 7th November 2020
TIP: use the arrows in the top right hand corner to progress through the exhibition - or use the icons below the main image to navigate direct to an artwork
Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field
The Fourth New York Botanical Garden Triennial
Virtual Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2020 - March 26,2021â
The exhibition will travel to
I'll be writing about the artists selected for this upcoming post nearer the date it does public as a virtual exhibition.
We are excited about the fascinating stories told by these useful plants, as we seek to increase the resilience of crops during times of changing climate and myriad other challenges. These subjects have lessons to teach about the evolution and future potential of our botanical heritage.
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