Today I'm writing about 3 exhibitions currently showing at the wonderful Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens. I'm really happy to say that a painting of mine is in the Florilegium Exhibition and I was very lucky to attend the special artists preview night early in April, which was wonderful and a real thrill! It really was such privilage to see the many works by such talented artists, presented so beautifully and in such an exquisite exhibition space!
"The Florilegium: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney"
Displays the works of 64 Australian and International Botanical Artists who are members of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The collection was previously exhibited at the Sydney Living Museum in 2016 and my Keteleeria fortunei painting is one of more than 80 paintings on display. Information about the Florilegium Society can be found on The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney website here.
"Down Under II: Works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection"
In celebration of 10 years of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, showcasing a number of works from Dr Shirley Sherwoods amazing personal collection by artists from Australia and New Zealand.
"Plans and Plants: The making of the Temperate House"
To celebrate the re-opening of the Temperate House at Kew - the original drawing plans are on display and also examples of what plants were inside the Temperate House in 1863.
All exhibitions open from 31st March to 16th September, 2018
Click on the exhibition headings above for further details.
click here to see Katherine Tyrrells wonderful article on her Botanical Art & Artists website.
click here to listen to a wonderful & very interesting podcast interview with Dr Shirley Sherwood by
the very talented botanical artist Jess Shepherd of Inkyleaves.
Please find below a few snaps from the exhibitions.