Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Foundation & Friends

Lauren Black  

Lauren Black is recognised as a leading figure in botanical art in Tasmania. Born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1971, she began her study in the specialised field of botanical art in 1997 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. A passion for its wilderness and the state’s native flora brought her to Tasmania in 1999, where she has since been involved in many exciting projects and commissions. Here she has worked collaboratively with botanists, artists, community and government organisations and private clients as a teacher and also as a solo artist. A desire to see contemporary botanical art recognised in Tasmania has been a driving force behind her work, and she has curated numerous exhibitions that highlight the state’s fascinating botanical treasures alongside her own work. Lauren has won several awards including the inaugural Margaret Flockton Award for excellence in botanical illustration, NSW (2004), Asialink residency to Sri Lanka (2005) followed by a one-year residency to Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia (2008/09). 

Rhabdodontium buftonii
574 x 709 mm