At the start of 2020, Chelsea Physic Garden invited selected artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) to immerse themselves in the garden and then respond to the surroundings by recording a year in the life of this very important garden.
The resulting artworks would then be exhibited at Bankside Gallery - on the South Bank in central London.
Over the course of the last 18 months, the artists have researched, visited (when possible) and recorded the Garden throughout changing seasons and varying restrictions, documenting perhaps one of the most extraordinary years of the Garden’s life. The result is a compelling and vibrant display of creativity and a wonderful example of what can be achieved in the face of adversity. The exhibition is truly refreshing and uplifting; a reminder of the joys and healing powers of both art and nature
I've only just found out about this - and the exhibition is now on and finishes on 30th August - so not long to see it!
You can also see all the artworks online if you're unable to visit the Gallery.
These are not botanical artworks (in the conventional sense) - but they are paintings (in various media) and fine art prints which relate to the plants and features of the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Some of those which I think will appeal to botanical artists and fans of the garden include those by:
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Last night Shirley Sherwood announced that the Shirley Sherwood Collection of Botanical Art now has a website. The URL is http://shirleysherwood.com - which I'm sure all fans of botanical art will want to bookmark
I've known about it for some time but also knew that the natural time for a public announcement would be at last night's Private View for the "Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art" exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. So today is the right time to share with everybody else!
Below I'll describe what you can find on the website and how to access the different sections and pages within the website.
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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