I’m pleased to have my drawing ‘Leucospermum’ in this year’s BASA exhibition at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at the Royal Exhibition Building from 29 March to 2 April. Make sure to seek out the art exhibitions upstairs while you’re enjoying the floral displays!
‘Poetry of the Earth’ exhibition at Fleurieu Arthouse – Nature Festival South Australia 2022
Three of my botanical drawings will be shown in this exhibition as part of the Nature Festival South Australia. ‘Poetry of the Earth’ will be at the Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale, SA, from 8 October – 20 November, 2022.
Honourable Mention in Celia Rosser Award, TABI 2022
I’m humbled to be awarded an Honourable Mention in the Celia Rosser Award at the opening of the 16th Biennial exhibition of The Art of Botanical Illustration held by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. My drawing of Pelargonium australe seed heads was also acquired for the State Botanical Collection, held in the National Herbarium of Victoria within the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
Selected for The Art of Botanical Illustration 2022
I’m very pleased that 3 of my recent drawings have been selected for the prestigious exhibition, The Art of Botanical Illustration (TABI), held biennially by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Work from around Australia and overseas will be shown in Domain House, Dallas Brookes Drive, adjacent to the Melbourne Botanic Gardens from 17 September until 2 October, 2022. Images of this collection will also form part of an online exhibition, together with art from other countries attending the 7th Global Botanical Gardens Congress hosted in September this year by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. From 17 September all artwork can be viewed on the TABI webpage!
Finalist in 2022 Gallery M Contemporary Art Prize
More good news! My drawing of the White Waratahs ‘Shady Ladies’ has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Gallery M Contemporary Art Prize. The exhibition of finalists is part of SALA, and is showing in Gallery M at the Marion Cultural Centre from 5-28 August, 2022.
Finalist in SALA City of Unley Active Ageing Award
I am delighted to be selected as one of three finalists in this SALA Award for 2022. This and others of my recent drawings will be on display in Bold Botanicals in my Belair Studio as part of SALA. I will be open Sat 6, Sun 7, Sat 13, Sun 14 August 2022 from 11am-5pm. Check out the SALA online program for details. I hope to see you here!
Can Assist Southern Highlands Botanical Art & Illustration Prize Exhibition in Bowral
I am pleased to have 2 drawings in this inaugural exhibition and prize, to be held annually. I will be there for the opening on Sunday 17th July, and hopefully those of you in the general vicinity can get there too! All commissions on sales will be donated to CanAssist Southern Highlands to help with their valuable work.
#ArtforFloods online art sale to benefit NSW and QLD communities after recent floods
I have donated my drawing ‘Intermingle’ to the campaign #ArtforFloods to help communities, particularly artists, who have been devastated by the recent floods in NSW and QLD. The sale is happening over the weekend 2-3April 2022. Go to the website www.artforfloods.com for details of how to buy one or more artworks. 100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to one of three nominated charities.
Highly Commended Award – Botanical Art Society of Australia at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2022
In good news the Botanical Art Society of Australia is again exhibiting at the MIFGS after enforced cancellation of the show for the last 2 years! Go along to the Carlton Gardens from 30 March to 3 April to see my drawing of the Black Kangaroo Paw and other artworks from BASA and other art groups on the upper level of the Royal Exhibition Building. All work is for sale! And in late news, my drawing has been given a Highly Commended Award by the Society!!
Finalist in 2021 Bluethumb Art Prize
I’m delighted that my recent drawing of Eucalyptus leucoxylon has been selected as one of 400 finalists out of 6,500 entries in this year’s Bluethumb Art Prize! To see all the finalists and vote for your favourites go to https://bluethumb.com.au