2018 Art in the Gardens with Friends

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Telopea speciosissima - watercolour by Margaret Steele
Telopea speciosissima - watercolour by Margaret Steele

The Friends Botanical Art Groups are proud to present their annual exhibition in the Visitors Gallery from Saturday 17th March to Sunday 15th April.

A special preview has been arranged for Friends on Friday 16th March from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The official opening will follow in the gallery of the Visitors Centre at 5.30pm for 6.00pm. Sadly the opening is by invitation only, due to the limited space available.

All paintings are for sale, so Friends will have one of the first opportunities to purchase work at the Preview. Friends will have received a bookmark included in the December Fronds edition, which featured drawings by Margaret Steele, Eva Henry and Wendy Antoniak. These three artworks will be for sale at the exhibition.

The exhibition comprises work using a variety of mediums including watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite and scraperboard. All artwork exhibited will portray native Australian plants, many of which can be found in the Gardens. This year we have had a special theme with many works featuring Threatened and Endangered Plants; these will be clearly marked.

As previously, a member from one of the three Botanic Art Groups will be available during the exhibition to answer any questions. There will also be a selection of cards and bookmarks for sale, and a fund-raising raffle. All money from commissions on the sale of paintings and from the raffle will be donated to the Friends. 

Please encourage your family and friends to visit the exhibition.

Brachychiton sp ‘Ormeau’ - watercolour by Eva Henry

Brachychiton sp ‘Ormeau’ - watercolour by Eva Henry
 

Grevillea ‘Burgundy Beauty’ - watercolour by Cornelia Büchen-Osmond

Grevillea ‘Burgundy Beauty’ - watercolour by Cornelia Büchen-Osmond - the 1st prize for the raffle