After a very long time when it seemed like there might not be another botanical art exhibition, suddenly there are a lot all at once.
I'm going to be writing more about some of those listed below but felt the need to alert you all to what's on to look at right now.
I'm differentiating between
BELOW You can find summary details of exhibitions between now and the end of 2020:
âYou can find details of exhibitions all year round in my EXHIBITION section on this website - where you can also provide details for exhibitions you'd like to have listed at the bottom on https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/exhibitions.html
Botanical Art Exhibitions in Galleries
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art has finally reopened after being closed for six months - after lots of risk assessments and with controlled entry and a one way system - with two NEW exhibitions - which both opened on saturday 3rd October and run until âSunday 14 March 2021.
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Sir Joseph Banks on 19 June 1820.
âSee my blog post last year about the anniversary and this exhibition - Banks 2020: Jan Hendrix at Shirley Sherwood Gallery Kew.
Flowers Delight in the Detail
This exhibition of paintings from the collection of Shirley Sherwood comprises the work of botanical artists and illustrators who focus on the detailed aspects of plants from around the world. It includes artwork resulting from magnification and dissection.â Exhibiting artists include: Brigid Edwards (see below), Denise Ramsay and Liz Fraser.
Exhibition: âBirr Castle Demesne through the Artistâs eyeâ
Venue: Birr Castle - which includes award-winning gardens
Dates: Sunday 13 September to Saturday 24 October 2020
Hours: 9am - 6pm
âAll art is for sale.â
Plants & Co. - Plants and Insects by Asuka Hisihiki and Maria Sibylla Merian
An exhibition in collaboration with the Kunstkabinett Strehler from Sindelfingen
Venue: Forum Botanische Kunst (Forum Botanical Art)
Obere HauptstraÃe 18, D-97291 ThÃ¼ngersheim (near WÃ¼rzburg in northern Bavaria)
Original dates cancelled due to Pandemic
RESCHEDULED Dates: October 3 to December 6, 2020
Participating artists: Asuka Hishiki and Maria Sibylla Merian
âThis exhibition presents:
The RHS Lindley Library remains closed for the time being - but has started having exhibitions again!
The exhibitions are online and include:
Enduring Beauty: Orchid Portraits of the RHS
The RHS has employed an official artist to paint beautiful life-size portraits of orchids for over 120 years.
This exhibition opened in the Library just before lockdown started. It was going to provide a spectacular display of recent RHS orchid portraits - including the latest portraits by current RHS Orchid Artist, Deborah Lambkin.
Deborah is the ninth official RHS orchid painter since the first postholder was appointed in 1897
The digital exhibition:
READ MORE about Deborah Lambkin in my blog posts:
Healing Garden: A History of Medicinal Plants
This exhibition reviews:
You can also READ MORE about Herbals on this website
Worth a Thousand Words
This digital exhibition is the equivalent of the exhibition held in the Lindley Library during the RHS Botanical Art Show in 2018.
"Worth a Thousand Words" is about the RHS Gold Medal winning paintings in the botanical art collection.You can see:
In this instance, the digital exhibition is for RHS Members only - or rather those who have got an online RHS account (like me!)
However everybody can read more about that exhibition - and see some of the images - in my blog post Worth a Thousand Words - exhibition at the RHS.
However you can see much larger images of the work in the online exhibition.
So if you're an RHS member and have not got your online account sorted yet, now's the time to do it!
The Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA) have announced their Call for Entries for their next botanical art exhibition called "Purely Botanical" - and it opens for submissions today. (I was alerted to this by ABBA after publishing my last post - and they very kindly sent me the details this morning!)
As an Association of Botanical Artists our focus is on reflecting accurately the natural beauty of plants that surround us, particularly native plants.
Purely Botanical - Call for Entries
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