In Ruskins’s Footsteps

About this Exhibition

A new organization has been formed as an umbrella for receiving entries and hosting the worldwide exhibition in Britain, the Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA). Entry will be open to all British artists regardless of affiliation, who will complete Intent to Submit forms by August 4, 2017. The exhibition will hang in the Ruskin Library at Lancaster University in Bailrigg, Lancaster, a repository for a large portion of John Ruskin’s diaries, books, and drawings. This makes it a fitting location for an exhibition of contemporary botanical art. A jury team has been selected, consisting of five notables in the field, Helen Allen, Brent Elliott, Christabel King, Martyn Rix, and Ann Swan. Find info here: http://abba2018.wordpress.com


artwork

Dianne Sutherland’s painting captures the beauty and grace of this native pasque flower, its velvety petals, which later become wispy seedheads, and its deeply cut leaves. The artist finds many of her subjects in Britain, of wild and garden origin, but also travels widely, teaching others her techniques and capturing the flora in lively compositions wherever she might be.

 

Pasque Flower, Pulsatilla vulgaris, watercolor on vellum, ©Dianne Sutherland

Photo courtesy Sarah Morrish.

Photo courtesy Sarah Morrish.

Artist Sarah Morrish studying British native bluebells in a wood.

 

Organizers

Association of British Botanical Artists

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Steering Committee

Gaynor Dickeson
Sarah Morrish
Dianne Sutherland


exhibition Venue

Ruskin Library at Lancaster University

Photo courtesy Ruskin Library, Lancaster University

Photo courtesy Ruskin Library, Lancaster University


Location

Ruskin Library, Lancaster University

 

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