Botanical Illustrators


The Botanical Illustrators meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10am to 3pm in the Friends’ Room, near the RBG Cranbourne Office. It is a small, friendly group and anyone interested is welcome to call in and visit us during those times.

Our group get-togethers, made up of artists of varying experience, allow us to share ideas, information and give each other encouragement and support whilst working on our paintings. The group holds talks and workshops at Cranbourne as well as exhibitions at various galleries.

For further information about the group, exhibitions or classes, contact Margaret Holloway on 0438 985 382 or at


In 2014, Botanical Art classes are being held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 4 times per term from 10am to 3pm in the Friends’ Room, near the RBG Cranbourne Office, starting on 12th February.

Marta Salamon is instructing classes in 2014. Marta is an experienced exhibiting artist and art teacher whose background in education and fine arts led her to botanical art via Jenny Phillips. She has a particular interest in Western Australian flora and travels regularly to WA to paint species found in the wheat belt and the south-west. Her work is represented in private collections on both sides of the Pacific and in various publications.

The maximum class size is 10, ensuring individual attention. It is suitable for beginners or artists with some experience. Fees are $210 for members and $235 for non-members.


The Illustrators Wednesday Group continues to work consistently. Artists are tackling an ever wider range of subjects to include elements of the plant environment, such as insects, rocks and shells.

Informal talk about the Menindee Project

Wednesay 5 March, 1.00pm, Maud Gibson Room

For the last four years a group of artists, led by Mali Moir and accompanied by botanist Andrew Denham, have been collecting, pressing and illustrating the same plant species that Herman Beckler collected on the Burke and Wills Expedition. Two of our members are part of this group and will give an informal talk about their experiences and the aims of this very interesting project, the fruits of which will be collated into an exhibition in the near future. This is a most rewarding project to be involved in.