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An extraordinary exhibition of works by Australia’s finest botanical artists

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Acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading botanical art exhibitions, Botanica - The Masters & Moore, will be held in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney from 13 to 28 April, 2013.

Presented by Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens, this spectacular collection will feature work from Australia’s premier botanical artists including: Beverly Allen, Deirdre Bean, Annie Hughes, Angela Lober, David Mackay, Elaine Musgrave, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Heather Rankin and Narelle Thomas.

All the exhibited artists’ works appear by invitation only with many held in exceptional regard, both nationally and internationally. Visitors to Botanica - The Masters & Moore will be treated to a world-class collection of botanical art.

Botanical art remains a popular and highly collectable art form. Originally documenting the natural world for reference, this clear and lucid illustration of plant-life is now appreciated by a wide audience for its contemporary art value. It distinguishes itself from botanical Illustration, the goal of which is scientific accuracy.

Debbie Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens is full of praise for the Botanica exhibition, a featured event in the Autumn in Your Gardens festival calendar, 'Foundation & Friends have a tradition of supporting this beautiful art form and the 2013 exhibition is shaping up to be one of the most spectacular to date.'

Exhibition details

When: 13 - 28 April 2013, open daily 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Maiden Theatre & Moore Room, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Cost: Entry is free


Tulip by Annie Hughes
Tulip by Annie Hughes
 Magnolia x soulangiana by Beverly Allen
Magnolia x soulangiana by Beverly Allen

Paeonia by Annie Hughes
Paeonia by Annie Hughes

Paeonia suffruticosa by Sandra Sanger
Paeonia suffruticosa by Sandra Sanger