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; a full travel itinerary will be announced soon. Entries have been juried by a team consisting of Sri Benham, Dr. Ross Ferguson, and Rebecca Stanley. A total of 40 works 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
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2105