Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora
About this Exhibition
Organized by the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand and Auckland Botanic Gardens and supported by Friends of Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand’s exhibition will take place from March 30 – July 1, 2018 at Auckland Botanical Garden. The exhibition will then travel around the country; including: Wellington Botanic Gardens (August 1 - September 9), Millennium Gallery, Blenheim (November 3 - December 9) and the to Christchurch, dates will be announced soon. Entries have been juried by a team consisting of Sri Benham, Dr. Ross Ferguson, and Rebecca Stanley. A total of 56 artworks will hang at Auckland Botanic Gardens from 42 artists, including 3 students from secondary schools in Auckland, have been accepted from a field of 98 entries. Please see more info here: http://www.friendsabg.co.nz/en/botanical-art.html
New Zealand flax is a very tough and fibrous plant, with spiky flower stalks. Birds and insects love the brilliant flowers filled with nectar, and its seedpods are long, twisted, and coppery in color. It has become a popular, dramatic flower in cultivation.
Three of the forty artworks selected for inclusion
Artist Sandra Morris sketching in the field.
Friends of Auckland Botanical Gardens and Botanical Art Society of New Zealand, Inc.
Lesley Smith Alexander
Auckland Botanic Gardens
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