Selected New Zealand artists for ‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora’ (Botanical Art Worldwide #3)
Botanical Art Worldwide 2018 Exhibition in New Zealand
‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora’ is New Zealand’s contribution to the Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition in 2018. This post is about the 36 botanical artists and the 40 botanical paintings, fine art prints and illustrations selected for the exhibition - from the 96 submissions from 53 artists that were submitted.
The exhibition in New Zealand will open at Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2105 on March 30th 2018.
After it closes on 1st July 2018, it will then tour around the country for the rest of the year including the
The exhibition in New Zealand has been organised by the Friends of Auckland Botanical Gardens and Botanical Art Society of New Zealand, Inc. - with Lesley Alexander Smith, Sandra Morris and Liz Powell as the main organisers of the NZ exhibition. I'd like to thank Jenny Haslimeier for helping me to put this post together.
Entries to the exhibition have been juried by a team consisting of
Below you can find the names and profiles of the botanical artists whose work has been selected for the exhibition. Also included are images of some of the selected artworks - and there are some real stunners!
Please note that some artists have 2 artworks accepted.
The list below comprises:
- Phormium tenax, New Zealand Flax, ‘Harakeke’, ‘Kōrari’
Suzy Abbott has been an active member of the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand (BASNZ) for 10 years, exhibiting annually. Her painting New Zealand Flax Phormium Tenax was one of the works in the 2014 Canterbury Plains Florilegium exhibition and was acquired by the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Lesley Alexander Smith (Facebook | Instagram)
- Agathis australis, ‘Kauri’
Lesley is a botanical artist living in Auckland. Originally from the UK, she studied Scientific Illustration (BA Hons 1st class) at Middlesex Polytechnic and worked as a medical illustrator before moving to New Zealand with her Kiwi husband and 3 young children in 2003. She completed a Diploma in Botanical Art through the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA), earning a Distinction in 2015. Painting plants in watercolour, graphite and ink are her passions. Lesley currently runs botanical illustration workshops at Kumeu Art Centre, Auckland.
44 artworks by 39 botanical artists from 8 countries around the world will be exhibited in the Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens - The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial - which opens on 18th November 2017.
The exhibition is organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists in liaison with the New York Botanical Garden.
The artists producing artwork selected for the exhibition are listed below - grouped according to their country. A link to their website or their gallery page on an art society is embedded in their name. (I'd also add that I much enjoyed looking at all the galleries on their websites!)
Subjects for the paintings in this exhibition are all trees in public gardens or arboreta. Each painting records the location of the tree. The artwork is in a variety of media including watercolour, oil, graphite, coloured pencil and ink.
The goal of the exhibition is to
'Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont' opens tomorrow in Brandon, Vermont.
Venue: Compass Music and Arts Foundation, Park Village, 333 Jones Drive (PVT), Brandon, VT 05733
Dates: February 17 - April 1, 2017
Reception: Friday, February 17 from 4-7
This is an exhibition of botanical artwork by three of Vermont's finest botanical artists who produce artwork in response to careful observation of plants and flowers. All three are members of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and its New England chapter (NESBA).
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