The new exhibition "Cannabis - a Visual Perspective" exhibition by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists (motto - "botanical art with attitude') is getting some great publicity. I think it might be breaking records!
The exhibition is in the BioLounge of the Colorado University's Boulder Museum of Natural History. It opened last month and continues until 26 January 2018 and the admission is FREE.
The aim of the exhibition is for botanical illustration to help those who see the exhibition to appreciate the diversity of the Cannabis genus. Although there's no virtual version of the exhibition by either the museum or the art society, I did come across a virtual exhibition on OnlineJuriedShows website of all the work entered for the show.
The subject for the exhibition will be the entire Cannabis genus, including all three species and seven subspecies.
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The Tradescants' Orchard is a contemporary exhibition comprising watercolours by fifty eminent botanical artists is to be staged alongside a display of ‘The Tradescants’ Orchard’, a seventeenth-century volume of sixty-six watercolours depicting fruit varieties that John Tradescant and his son might have grown in their market garden at Lambeth.
The Tradescants' Orchard is a practical document that records the size, colour and texture of fruit with their ripening dates.
“These two striking exhibitions celebrate the fine tradition of botanical art in Australia, from early 19th century watercolours to contemporary artworks, and reveal the extraordinary plant life abundant across Sydney and New South Wales,”
Mark Goggin, Executive Director of Sydney Living Museums
The fragrant Magnolia grandiflora, now a familiar plant in Sydney, was introduced to NSW by William Macarthur in the 1830s, and was growing not only in the Royal Botanic Garden but also in large private gardens by the early 1840s. Vaucluse House in the eastern suburbs reputedly grew one of the largest magnolias in the colony, its striking flowers and dark foliage providing a dramatic border to the pleasure garden of William Charles Wentworth where he also grew exotic plant species from across the world.
the works selected for this exhibition reveal not only a wide range of creatures and insects living amongst the flowers, but plants, either carnivorous or masters of mimicry, which trap insects for food and as a means of aiding pollination.
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