The Diversity of Indonesian Flora

About this Exhibition

Indonesia is catching up on the Botanical Art Worldwide exhibition. A new organization, IDSBA, Indonesian Society of Botanical Artists, which consists of botanical artists and several amateur botanists working together to present Indonesia’s exhibition for Botanical Art Worldwide. The exhibition is to be held in the Bogor Botanic Gardens on May 18-20, 2018. It is a beautiful coincidence that 18 May 2018 is the botanical garden’s 201st anniversary, thus a series of events of the celebration will hopefully attract more people to see the exhibition.

Due to limited time, there will be 2 deadlines for submitting works. Works that are intended to appear on Botanical Art Worldwide slideshow should be submitted by January 10, 2018, while March 15, 2018 is the last day to submit works for the exhibition in the Bogor Botanic Gardens. Every Indonesian and foreign artist who works on native wild Indonesian plants has the opportunity to participate in the exhibition.



Reputed to be the largest of all orchids with its immense leafy stems, each several metres long and a flower stalk that can be up to 2.5 meters, sustains dozens of flowers. Grows in Borneo, Papua and some protected forests in Java. Karyono Apic painted its showy leaves, long and big inflorescence, and fully formed fruits in its natural  habitat. He has diligently painted more than 200 orchid species and most of them are endemic to Indonesia.

Grammatophyllum speciosum, watercolor on paper, ©Karyono Apic 2015

Dendrobium spactabile, watercolor on paper, ©Eunike Nugroho 2015


For its unique characteristics, many people have exploited Dendrobium spectabile, causing it to become very rare. It is distributed along Papua and New Guinea, as well as the Solomon Islands, thriving in primary rainforests and mangrove swamps, commonly found at an elevation of 300-500 meters. Eunike Nugroho captured its unusual blossom in this watercolor painting beautifully. Her work was accepted to the Hunt Institute’s 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration in 2016 and became its permanent collection. She is also a member of American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA).



IDSBA (Indonesian Society of Botanical Artists)


Steering Committee

Eunike Nugroho
Andiriana Wisnu

exhibition Venue

Bogor Botanic Gardens

Bogor Botanic Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor) is the oldest botanical garden in Southeast Asia. It was founded in 1817 and is currently operated by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). It covers an area of 87 hectares (210 acres), adjoining the gardens of the Presidential Palace. The precinct includes a laboratory, a library, herbaria, and guesthouses. Today the garden contains 13,983 specimens of trees and plants, belonging to 3373 species.

The exhibition will be held at Samida, a new building within the Bogor Botanical Gardens.

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  Photo credit: Courtesy Camelia Siagian

Photo credit: Courtesy Camelia Siagian


Samida Building, Bogor Botanic Gardens, Ir. Haji Djuanda No.13, Paledang, Bogor, Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16122, Indonesia



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