Flora Scotia

About this Exhibition

The Scottish Botanical Art Collective is organizing an exhibition of original botanical artworks of Scottish native plants.  This exhibition will be held at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh throughout April and May 2018, with special events over the course of the exhibition in collaboration with artists in other countries, including the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, May 18th, 2018.  SBAC represents the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists, Scottish Society of Botanical Artists, Botanical Images Scotia, and independent artists in Scotland.  A deadline for receipt of entries has been set for November 27th, 2017. For further information, please visit the SBAC website at: http://sbac.org.uk


artwork

Cirsium vulgare is one of Scotland's iconic native thistles and thrives in a variety of habitats all over Scotland. A large plant, it tends to be cut down by farmers as it can quickly colonise disturbed ground. This image is by Janet Watson who was one of the first graduates of the RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration, and used coloured pencils to suggest the fuzzy effect of the numerous hairs on the leaves.

Common thistle, Cirsium vulgare, colored pencil, ©Janet Watson

©Sarah Roberts

©Sarah Roberts

 

Jacqui Pestell, Botanical Artist at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, works on depicting a large branch of Mahonia.

Loch an Aileen in the Cairngorms, photo ©Kathy Munro

Loch an Aileen in the Cairngorms, photo ©Kathy Munro


Organizers

Scottish Botanical Art Collective consisting of Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scottish Society of Botanical Artists, Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists, Botanical Images, Scotia

Cover image of the KSBI 10th Anniversary Catalog

Steering Committee

Jacqui Pestell
Sarah Roberts
Sharon Tingey


exhibition Venue

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. 

The exhibition space at the John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, with installation of “Flora of Nepal” in 2016. Photo courtesy RBGE.

The exhibition space at the John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, with installation of “Flora of Nepal” in 2016. Photo courtesy RBGE.


Location

Royal Botanic Garden,Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

 

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