There are three botanical art exhibitions in Scotland - two of which have already opened.
Here's a list of them
SSBA 2nd Annual Exhibition - “The Colours of Nature”
The first exhibition is The Colours of Nature. This is second Annual Exhibition of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists. They held their Private View yesterday afternoon and the exhibition opens to the public today and continues until 22nd October.
Venue: The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2RQ.
Dates: Sunday 3rd September - Sunday 22nd October
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am - 5pm; Sunday 2pm - 5pm
There are two prizes:
The image on the flyer is a watercolour of a painting of a tulip by Victoria Braithwaite.
We also have two Meet the Artists days, on Saturday 9th and Saturday 23rd September from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.(11.00 – 15.00) when two exhibiting artists will be on hand to talk to visitors about the paintings in the exhibition, and explain and demonstrate some of the painting techniques used in botanical art. Visitors will also be able to see the paints, brushes, paper and other equipment used in our art, as well as view a painting ‘in progress’.
Art in Bloom: Biggar Botanical Art Exhibition
This exhibition is by Biggar Botanical Artists (Facebook Page). It's an exhibition of contemporary botanical artwork by artists from Biggar and the surrounding area plus invited guest artists from further afield.
Venue: Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum, 156 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DH
Dates: 2nd September 2017 -29th September 2017
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm | Sunday 1pm - 5pm
They are having open studio demonstration days on Wednesdays and Saturdays days on the following dates
'Open Table' days invite all visitors to join the artists who will be at the museum demonstrating how they do their work.
For those looking to emphasise what the art is all about, make a note of the fact that Biggar Botanical Artists had cupcakes with petals at their PV - which is a new one on me!
RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration - Graduate Show (2016/17)
Graduate Show - RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration (2016/17)
Venue: Fletcher Building, Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: 9 - 17th September 2017
Hours: Open daily from 11am - 4pm.
This is an exhibition of botanical artwork by the graduating diplomates of the RBGE Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration. It opens next Saturday - and I hope to do a further blog post about it once I've received photographs.
The paintings on the flyer are by Marianne Hazelwood. You can see her very impressive work for the Diploma Course in Botanical Illustration at RBGE on her website:I very much RECOMMEND you take a look - and visit the exhibition too of course! I've been very impressed by the quality of the artwork being produced by the RBGE diploma students in recent times - not least at the RHS Botanical Art Shows!
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