2019 Art in the Gardens with the Friend's Botanic Art Group

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Xanthorrhoea glauca - Wendy Antoniak
Xanthorrhoea glauca - Wendy Antoniak
Planchonia careya - Marjorie Roche
Planchonia careya - Marjorie Roche
Eremophila bignoniformis - Christopher Meadham
Eremophila bignoniformis - Christopher Meadham

The 12th Annual Exhibition - More Than Just a Pretty Plant - 16th March to 14th April in the VIC Gallery 9:30am to 4:30pm each day

This year it was decided that the theme of our art exhibition should celebrate native plants and their uses.  The many diverse and sometimes surprising uses of Australian flora are often under-appreciated.  The exhibition was inspired by a small book, Ngunnawal Plant Use which highlighted the many uses of Australian plants by the traditional custodians of the region, the Ngunnawal people.  Many of the subjects chosen have a contemporary as well as traditional use.

To accompany the exhibition the Friends’ have published a book featuring over 60 botanical works of art from the exhibition. This will be available for sale at a price of $25.    The book would make an excellent gift for friends and relations.  All the stunning paintings are for sale as well as a range of cards.  In previous years we have found many paintings sell quickly.  Don’t be disappointed take the opportunity to visit the exhibition at the Visitors Gallery early.  There is a special Friends’ preview in the afternoon of Friday 15th March.