The Call for Entries for the 2019 Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Scientific Botanical Illustration has been published by The Margaret Flockton Award Committee
The deadline for digital online entry is 29 January 2019.
The Margaret Flockton Award
The Margaret Flockton Award is a prestigious international award for contemporary scientific botanical illustration which
In particular , the Award focuses on:
The Award is run by Catherine Wardrop and Lesley Elkan, the botanical illustrators at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia where Margaret Flockton worked in the Herbarium - on behalf of the Margaret Flockton Award Committee.
The Prizes are as follows
This is an OPEN COMPETITION and the Award always welcomes new and talented illustrators. Those interested should first review the entries in the exhibition in 2018 - as exhibited on Flickr
How to enter
You can read about how to enter on:
You can send in an entry between Mon 14 January and Tues 29 January 2019. Note this is earlier than last year when the submission was in February.
Key points to note are:
All entries must be submitted digitally.
Judging: Entries will be assessed in accordance with the following criteria:
The botanical illustrations in the Exhibition can be seen at three different locations.
This post puts on record all those artists who have artwork in Down Under II: Works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection at the The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art in Kew Gardens.
It also provides views of artwork in the exhibition for those who have been unable to attend - or need an incentive to visit before it ends on Sunday 16th September 2018!
The exhibition contains a mix of works by Australian and New Zealand artists based combined with studies of some remarkable Australasian native plants, created by artists from other parts of the world. All were collected since 1990.
All the artwork comes from the Shirley Sherwood Botanical Art Collection.
Some of the artists included in the exhibition Susannah Blaxill, Paul Jones, Celia Rosser and Margaret Stones were well established botanical artists when Dr Sherwood started collecting.
However, her first exhibition of botanical art in Sydney in 1998 triggered an interest in botanical art which led to
The list of artists and the 43 artworks included in the exhibition works as follows:
Some of the plants have interesting stories or names and these are also highlighted
Names of the Artists / Titles of the Artwork
Theme: 'Symbiosis'. The theme of this year's exhibition explores the complex and remarkable relationship we humans have with plants. Artwork reflects the symbiotic relationships some plants have with other plants and animals.
Artwork is for sale with the proceeds of original artwork and limited-edition prints going to the artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. The latter contribution helps this not-for-profit organisation support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within the Botanic Gardens.
The exhibiting artists include:
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