Plants with a Purpose is the title of this year's biennial exhibition of botanical art by the Bath Society of Botanical Artists. It opens this week on Thursday 3rd October.
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), Queen Square, Bath
Dates: 3rd - 21st October 2019
Hours: 10am - 4 pm every day except Sunday
Life on earth depends on plants, without them mankind would cease to exist. This exhibition aims to help us appreciate the plant world and how important it is for us all to care for it.
For the past eighteen months members have been painting plants that are used by us whether as food, medicine or used for clothing, building and fuel.
Over seventy paintings will be on display with additional information about the diverse ways in which we use plants. All artwork is for sale and greetings cards and calendars are also for sale in the exhibition.
Illustrated Talk - What have plants ever done for us?
An illustrated talk on What have plants ever done for us? by Timothy Walker, Past Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Aboretum. Timothy Walker is also an author and has won four gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show. In June 2011, he presented the three-part television series Botany: A Blooming History, which has recently been repeated on BBC4. His particular interest is in plant conservation.
The talk will be held at 7.30 pm on Friday 18 October 2019, at BRLSI, 16 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN Tickets £6 from Bath Box Office, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN Tel: 01225 463362
About the Bath Society of Botanical Artists
Bath Society of Botanical Artists has about 40 members who all share a passion for botanical illustration. Members meet to paint every Thursday in Winsley, a village near Bath.
Our members use a variety of media for creative botanical expression, including watercolour, coloured pencil, pen and ink, and graphite. Many started with little experience of botanical painting and some have gone on to study for a qualification in Botanical Art. Others have developed the skills to become members of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA), and some have been awarded medals at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Botanical Art Shows.
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