Inspired By Nature 7’ Botanical Art Exhibition 2022
The Friends of the Geelong Botanic Gardens, who manage the Geelong School of Botanical Art, are pleased to present the 7th biennial ‘Inspired by Nature’ exhibition at which over 70 artworks by 21 students and their tutors will be featured.
This ‘Inspired by Nature 7’ exhibition will be held at the Exhibition Gallery, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Western Beach Road, Geelong, from 5th March to 1st April 2022, Tuesdays - Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Many of the artists have received numerous awards and are represented in botanical art collections both nationally and internationally. We also have many beginner artists who will also be featured.
Of particular interest is the bibliography of John Pastoriza-Piñol, who also tutors in the USA, and elsewhere overseas. His artworks are included in the both the ‘Highgrove Florilegium’ and ‘Transylvania Florilegium’, projects created under the aegis of the H.R.H Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation. John, Rosemary and Deborah have all exhibited their work and /or contributed to the prestigious collection at the Hunt Library - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA.
Of note are the works by Amanda Ahmed, Amanda Blake Sutterby, Deborah Chirnside, Rosemary Donnelly, Craig Lidgerwood, and John Pastoriza-Piñol. If you follow these artists’works at exhibitions, on Facebook or Instagram, this is an opportunity to view their works firsthand. John Pastoriza-Piñol, Amanda Ahmed, Amanda Blake Sutterby and Craig Lidgerwood are also tutors for the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
We are showcasing a very eclectic range of subjects, all inspired by nature, and nature’s detail is depicted in watercolour or gauche paintings, or graphite drawings.
There is something for everyone who loves the world of art and plants.
Botanical Art and Botanical Illustration have a long history throughout the world. Before cameras it was the only means of recording the anatomical features of plants. While fashions in the world of art have come and gone, botanical art has continued to feature in botany, horticulture and in fine art. Our prestigious exhibition recognises the important role of botanical art but in a more contemporary way, and records the beauty and complexity of what is becoming even more important today; our green environment.
If we can encourage others to value and nurture the environment so it can be sustained for future generations through such exhibitions, we have achieved our goal.
President, Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
For more information contact:
Judy Lavery, GSBA Convenor 0417 427 486
Denise Feldman, FGBG President 0407 833 266
Tracey Tilbury, FGBG Administration Officer 5222 6053