Date posted: 02 November 2015
The striking botanically-themed works of more than 20 artists will be displayed in a diverse free exhibition at Adelaide Botanic Garden this November.
The works in Framing Nature (Saturday 7 to Sunday 22 November) run the gamut from traditional watercolour, coloured pencil and black-and-white scraperboard, to graphite and mixed media, and were created by members of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide’s Botanical Art Group.
More than 50 hanging artworks will be in display at the exhibition, which takes place at North Lodge (by the Friends’ Gate, open 10am-4pm daily), and a selection of unframed, mounted and shrink-wrapped works will also be available to view or purchase.
All art works will be for sale, including cards featuring the artists’ work, and the funds raised go towards the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, which directly supports the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.
Artists whose work will be displayed at Framing Nature include; Catherine Veide, a Southern Vales-based artist and former Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize finalist; Joanne Knott, who has won prizes in various Australian Artist Magazine Challenges; and Sandra Johnston, who likewise has participated in several successful exhibitions both in Australia and interstate.
The Friends’ Botanical Art Group formed in 2003 to foster the role of and to promote the importance of botanical artists and illustration, and to provide a forum for people wishing to pursue this exacting art form.
The Group, with a core membership of 15-20 and an equal number of less regular members, consists of artists of various drawing and painting styles and abilities.
It meets weekly to paint, draw and discuss all aspects of the botanical world, as well as holding several weekend workshops throughout the year.
Framing Nature is the Group’s seventh exhibition in its 12-year history.
For more information on Framing Nature or the Botanical Art Group visit the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide’s website, or phone the Friends Office on 8222 9367. The Botanical Art Group Convener can be contacted through the Friends Office.
Saturday 7 to Sunday 22 November
North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden
10am to 4pm daily