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The Blue Mountains: Grandeur and Intimacy

Ian Brown has spent decades photographing the beauty of the Blue Mountains, from the tourist tracks and lookouts to some of the most remote wilderness. This exhibition reveals a selection of his work, showing dramatic dawns and evening light over the valleys, as well as misty forests, characterful trees, streams and stones. The collection is a powerful affirmation of the magnificence and value of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

When: Sat 7 March-Mon 27 April, 9.30 am-5 pm
Where: Visitor Centre, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Cost: Free - selected works for sale
Enquiries: 4567 3000

Cohabitation

Cohabitation examines the modern dynamic between the human environment and the natural world. Exploring the urbanisation of animals, a dialogue is created by investigation of the subject matter in both 2D & 3D forms.

The theme is addressed via 2D fauna in charcoal, ink & oil and 3D representational habitat forms in a variety of natural and unexpected materials.

Children will be engaged by the 3D habitats and animal images; adults will enjoy the interactive layout and engaging nature of the works.

Sculptures, drawings and paintings by artists Sandra Millard & Karen Bloomfield.

When: 8-20 March
Where: Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free entry. Artworks for sale, price range under $800 per piece
Further information: Phone Karen Bloomfield on 0425361183 or email studio@karenbloomfieldart.com or Sandra Millard on 0432187514 or email Sandra.c.millard@gmail.com

Colours of Australia exhibition

Marijke Greenway at the Palm House

Birds, beach & trees - this is my view, so this is my inspiration. Blues, greens, pinks and purple, light sparkling on the water. The pounding of the waves becomes the pounding of my heart and I hope this is reflected in my paintings, in my art.

When: 10-28 April 2015, 10-4 daily
Where: Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free entry, art work various prices
Further information:Phone 0418 655 817 or email marijkegreenway@mac.com

Botanica - the Birds and the Bees: opening night

Join some of Australia’s leading botanical and natural science artists for this special opening night party. Enjoy a drink and delicious canapés in the beautiful gardens of Lion Gate Lodge, and take the opportunity to view and purchase works from this year’s impressive exhibition before it opens to the public. Refreshments provided.

When: Fri 17 April, 6 pm-8 pm
Where: Lion Gate Lodge, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $45, non-members $55
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182

Cornucopia

This exhibition celebrates the botanical bounty of autumn harvest through Ikebana - one of Japan’s most exquisite artforms. Enjoy spectacular floral arrangements created by teachers from Sogetsu, a modern Ikebana school, displayed in domestic settings.

When: Sat 18-Sun 26 April, 10 am-3.30 pm
Where: Rathborne Lodge, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free.
Enquiries: 9231 8134 

Botanica - the Birds and the Bees

Australia’s leading annual botanical art
exhibition returns in 2015, with works by
the best of Australia’s botanic and natural
science artists. This year the exhibition
invites visitors to venture further into the
complex relationship between plants and
their pollinators - in this case, the magical
conversation between plants and the
animal world.

When: Sat 18 April - Sun 10 May, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Lion Gate Lodge, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free - all works for sale
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Margaret Flockton Award 2015

If plants fascinate you then you must see this superb exhibition of black and white scientific illustration produced by some of worlds the best botanical illustrators. Celebrating the legacy of Margaret Flockton, the Garden's first illustrator, this annual award delights with intimate views of the plant world, illuminated in extraordinary detail.

When: Sat 18 April-Sun 10 May
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free - selected works for sale
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Handwoven textiles and enamel

Liz Calnan exhibition

Heather is celebrating over 40 years of working with enamels, exploring and researching techniques, She still finds the combination of glass, metal and fire exciting and challenging as each piece comes out of the kiln - from red hot to dark colours to the final piece.

The brilliant colours and durability of enamel are combined in wall pieces, small sculpture and with gemstones in necklaces. Leather and timber boxes have enamel set in their lids.

Elizabeth weaves mainly in hand-dyed wool and silk, producing scarves and wraps with a luxurious handle and unique colouring. The scale of pieces range from filmy fine yarns to heavy rugs.

When: 4-12 May 2015,10 am-4 pm daily
Where: Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free entry, art work various prices
Further information: Phone 0403 026 927 or email lizcalnan@hotmail.com

Wild in the Garden of Eden exhibition

Beasts, beauty ,wild ,Garden of Eden, forests of nature, reality and imagination - our individual take on 'Wild in the Garden of Eden'.

Presented by three very different artists coming together for a joint exhibition for the first time, at the Palm House.

When: 13-26 May 10 am-4 pm daily
Where: Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Free entry. Art Work various prices
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KEY TO LOCATIONS

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah