Botanic art exhibitions
The Art of Botanical Illustration 2014
The Friends next major biennial The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition will be held from 25 October to 9 November 2014 at the Domain House Gallery, near the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne present The Art of Botanical Illustration, a biennial exhibition where over 150 works of botanic art are displayed. These are carefully selected from approximately 400 submitted paintings, and depict native and ornamental plants in a variety of media. All works are for sale.
There has been a worldwide resurgence in botanical illustration where the disciplines of the artist and scientist are combined in works of visual beauty and outstanding technical accuracy. The exhibition’s growing international profile has become a focus for both artists and collectors.
At the exhibition an award for excellence is presented, the Celia Rosser Medal, and a people's prize voted for by visitors to the exhibition.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne select and purchase artwork for the State Botanical Collection at the exhibition with funds donated by both the Friends and the Director's Circle.