The Linnean Society is participating in Open House between 10:00–17:00 on Saturday 17 September 2016. Find out more about this event on their website.
The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829.
The entrance to The Linnean Society of London is located on the left inside the arch into Burlington Courtyard - at, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom (better known to a lot of artists as also being home to the Royal Academy of Art)
Below is the main library - which I can highly recommend! Last time I was there it was displaying their copy of one of the three volumes of Banksias by Celia Rosser - and you don't get to see that very often!
Just to let you know that I've set up an Instagram account for Botanical Art and Artists and the address is https://www.instagram.com/botanicalartandartists/
I'll be uploading images related to gardens worth visiting, plants and botanical art exhibition and my own artwork.
That's a cropped shot of my coloured pencil drawing of Massonia bifolia for Florum below.
Do let me know what your Instragram account is you want me to follow you.
My resource for all those interested in the best books about art history and important and/or famous botanical artists and illustrators of the past had a major makeover today. (I'm something of a bookaholic when it comes to botanical art history books!)
The page has been up on my website for some time but needed much better navigation and listings as to what's on my website.
So it now lists all the important botanical art history books and where they can be found on Botanical Art and Artists. The general principles are that:
1) Generic botanical art history books can be found on the page about The Best Books about Botanical Art History, Artists & Illustrators - PLUS links to the pages listed below.
2) Books about specific aspects of botanical art history can be found on the summary pages about:
3) Books about specific famous and/or important artists can be found on their Feature Page:
Botanical artist and tutor Julia Trickey GM SBA has produced a 5 minute video which has lots of tips and techniques.
It's based on a recent commission to produce small artworks for a display board showing which plants can be found in a rockery.
More Video Tips about Botanical Art
You can find more videos relevant to botanical artists (including ones by Julia) on my website page about Video Tips for botanical art. This has additional pages about:
You can see more videos by Julia on her YouTube Channel - Julia Trickey: short adventures in botanicalart
The Beauty of Orchids exhibition came about because of a collaborative conservation project between
The art side of the project
The exhibition is currently travelling around botanical gardens in China. It has already visited Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS, Wuhan Botanical Garden, CAS and South China Botanical Garden at Guangzhou.
The next two exhibitions are:
The botanical illustrators participating in the project are:
You can also see images (below) of the contribution of Chinese botanical illustrator He Ruihua 何瑞华 who prepared 20 illustrations for the exhibition 'The Beauty of Orchids'. Isik has included these in The Beauty of Orchids album on her Facebook Page Işık Güner - Botanical Art and Such.
It's interesting to compare the two different styles of botanical illustration.
A booklet for the exhibition has been published. Contact Isik for further details about this.
The Artist & the Botanical Collector: the Lost Works of Lovegrove & Bäuerlen - opens at the Museum of Sydney on 13 August 2016 until 20 November 2016.
The Artist & the Botanical Collector explores the partnership between
Part 1 of the book Wildflowers of New South Wales by William Baeuerlen and Gertrude Lovegrove was published in Sydney by Angus & Robertson in January 1891. However it was only 12 pages long.
The link in the title of the book (and the image) is to the digitised version of the book in the Digital Collection of the National Library of Australia
It has been intended that The Wild Flowers of New South Wales it would comprise 25 parts, part 1 of was published in Sydney. However further parts never came to fruition and there are now only a handful of copies of the first part are known to be held in Australian public collections.
The exhibition will feature
NOTE: A substantial part of Bäuerlen's collections are held at:
Links: Encyclopedia of Australian Science - Biographical Entry: Baeuerlen, William (1840 - 1917)
Visit the Exhibition:
Where: Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House (Cnr Bridge and Phillip streets, Sydney)
Admission: Free with Museum of Sydney entry (Adult $10 | Concession/child (under 15) $5 | Family $20 | Members free)
Transport: Public transport recommended. Museum of Sydney is one block back from Circular Quay which is serviced by trains, buses and ferries.
More Botanical Art Exhibitions in Australia
You can see more about other botanical art exhibitions in Australia on this page on this website Botanical Art Exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand
This post is about how to find information about the RHS Botanical Art Shows in 2017 and the future - for all actual and aspiring future exhibitors.
In the past, many botanical artists have found it very difficult to find out about:
RHA Botanical Art & Photography Shows in 2017
The RHS now has a web page for information about the shows for artists and photographers. If you hope to exhibit in future or are planning to exhibit in 2017 you should bookmark this now. That's because it's not easy to find unless you know where to look!
The page has two sub-pages for:
Dates of RHS Botanical Art Shows in 2017
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