If you love native plants and enjoy drawing and painting, then the Botanic Art Group is for you.
We meet to paint and draw Australian plants in the wonderful environment of the Gardens, in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
We are a group of artists who have a special interest in Australian native plants. We are privileged to be able to portray plants from every state and territory. Some of these plants may be otherwise inaccessible to other artists, due to their remote habitat or their rarity.
Artists of all levels of experience can join the Group. There is no formal teaching or mentoring, but the atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is happy to share their experiences.
There is no cost to join the Group, but you must be a member of the Friends.
There are currently two group sessions:
- Group 1 – second Thursday of each month
- Group 2 – fourth Wednesday of each month.
Both groups currently meet in the morning, usually from 9 am to 2 pm. Members are notified of the venue by email before each session.
The Botanic Art Group’s 7th Annual Exhibition will be held in the ANBG Visitor Centre Gallery from Friday 21st March to Monday 21st April 2014.
Artists from the Botanic Art Groups are invited to submit entries of original paintings, drawings and similar artefacts, such as workbooks for exhibition. Entry forms must be received by Friday 31 January 2014.
- 2014 Entry Form - Word doc format (1,849 KB) or PDF format (411 KB)
- Exhibition Time Line (PDF, 171 KB)
- Exhibition Terms & Conditions (PDF, 175 KB)
The Botanic Art Group’s 6th Annual Exhibition was on display in the ANBG Visitor Centre Gallery from Friday 8th March to Sunday 7th April. The report contains information about sales and the winners of the raffle.
Painted by Nilavan Adams, a Botanic Art Group member.
Available as a greeting card from the Botanical Bookshop in the ANBG Visitor Centre, price $3.50. Proceeds to the Friends.
Click image to enlarge.
Copyright kindly donated by Nilavan Adams to The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens