Flora of Australia
About this Exhibition
Organized by the Botanical Art Society of Australia, Australia’s exhibition will be held in Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra. The exhibition will be open May 18 - May 27, 2018, 10am - 4pm daily. Artists can enter up to three images of “wild plants indigenous to Australia”. BASA has a busy calendar of workshops and exhibitions throughout 2017, leading up to the worldwide exhibition. Events will be scheduled for the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art on May 18, 2018.
Jurors for the exhibition have been announced: Botanist David Albrecht, and renowned botanical artists Beverly Allen, Leonie Norton, and Jenny Phillips.
Further information can be found on BASA’s website at: http://www.botanicalartsocietyaustralia.com/event/world-wide-exhibition-of-botanical-art-2018-expressions-of-interest-in-participating/?instance_id=290
This Gymea Lily is one of the world’s most magnificent flowers, partly because of its brilliantly colored flower, and partly because of its sheer size, its spike sometimes reaching as much as 20’ in height. It is only found in coastal areas and adjacent mountains of southeastern Australia, near Sydney.
Beverly Allen’s dramatic and statuesque painting is life-sized, at 39” (99cm) high.
A group of artists at work in Jenny Phillips’ Botanical Art School of Melbourne.
Painting of Gymea Lily in progress in Beverly Allen’s studio.
Botanical Art Society of Australia
Ainslie Arts Centre - Elouera Street, Braddon, Canberra