Art in the Gardens with Friends 2014

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The popular Art in the Gardens with Friends botanical art exhibition is back for its seventh year at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. From 22 March to 21 April, visitors can explore a collection of botanical paintings and drawings. For the first time, this year’s exhibition includes fired ceramic wall pieces.                 

The exhibition opening was on 21 March. While viewing the exhibition, invited guests enjoyed food and wine and were entertained by musical group The Shenanigans. Guest speaker was botanical artist Sharon Field who, in a wide-ranging and entertaining talk, urged botanical artists to push the boundaries of their discipline and aim for the wow factor in their work – and noted that artists represented in this exhibition do just that.

The exhibition has been very positively reviewed.


Dr Judy West, Executive Director ANBG    Sharon Field, artist & guest speaker         Marlena Jeffery, Friends' Vice Patron        Wendy Antoniak, Friends' Art Groups


Many of the artists will be in the Gallery during the time the exhibition is open to talk about their work and about the Friends’ Botanic Art Groups.

The exhibition is on display from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm daily in the Gardens’ Visitor Centre. Entry is free.

'The Shenanigans' performing at the exhibition opening (Photos: Alan Munns)