New Zealand Announces Accepted Artists in ‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake'

New Zealand has announced its selected artists for Botanical Art Worldwide - Ngai Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora. The exhibition will open on March 30 at Auckland Botanic Garden and run through July 1, 2018. It will then travel to Wellington Botanic Gardens, Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim, and further venues are in the planning stages. Jurors Sri Benham, Dr. Ross Ferguson, and Rebecca Stanley chose 40 artworks for inclusion by the following artists: Suzy Abbott, Lesley Alexander, Jan Barker, Wilma Blom, Margaret Blue, Karen Bowman Atherton, Rebecca Brown-Thompson, Vicki Catlow, Carole Cornes, Ann Cryer, Valerie Cuthbert, Jennifer Duval-Smith, Jo Ewing, Hamish Foote, Erin Forsyth, Jenny Haslimeier, Jane Humble, Annette Judd, Janet Marshall, Jill McIntosh, Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango, Sandra Morris, Helen Nutt, Neal Palmer, Bryan Poole, Liz Powell, Denise Ramsay, Gillian Receveur, Kathleen M. Reilly, Emma Scheltema, Paula Shelley, Gail Timmerman-Vaughan, Jeana Trent, Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, Sue Wickison, and Jane Zimmerman. More information can be found at the Friends of Auckland Botanic Garden's website here.  Congratulations New Zealand!

Fuchsia excorticata , New Zealand Fuchsia, 'kotukutuku', watercolor on paper, ©Denise Ramsay

Fuchsia excorticata, New Zealand Fuchsia, 'kotukutuku', watercolor on paper, ©Denise Ramsay