Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Artisans in the Gardens

Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition

The popular Artisans in the Gardens exhibition will return for its fourteenth year in 2014. Held in the iconic Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, the exhibition showcases the work of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and craftspeople along with Indigenous Australian artists.

The exhibition features the works of artists from around Australia including emerging and established contemporary jewellers, ceramicists, glass makers, textile artists, weavers and sculptors.

Presented by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Artisans brings together some of the country’s most innovative and exciting artisans whose inspiration for their outstanding work is drawn from the beauty and complexity of nature.

This year will also see the addition of an exciting new Emerging Artisans exhibition. Held in the beautiful Palm House in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, this exhibition will offer young and emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their work.

All work is for sale and proceeds support the work of the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.

Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition 2014

When: Saturday 11 - Sunday 19 October, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Cost: Free Entry

Applications are now open for the 2014 Exhibition.

Application Deadline MONDAY 31 MARCH

For enquiries contact the curator, Julieanne Mills, Mob: 0418 468 418 or email:

Application Deadline Monday 31 March
Selection and Notification Wednesday 30 April
Registration Deadline Friday 30 May
Inventory Deadline Monday 1 September
Delivery of Artwork Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 October
Artisans in the Gardens Opening Night Friday 10 October
Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition Saturday 11 - Sunday 19 October
Artwork collection Sunday 19 - Monday 20 October

2013 Artists


  • Bern Emmerichs 
  • Cath Fogarty 
  • Alison Littlemore 
  • Sarah O’Sullivan 
  • Jenny Orchard 
  • Kate Dorrough 
  • Lisa Rees 
  • Amanda Shelsher 
  • Kati Watson 
  • Hayden Youlley


  • Meg Caslake 
  • Amanda Dziedzic 
  • Amanda Louden 
  • Kayo Yokoyama


  • Eager & Vane 
  • Alex Falkiner 
  • Luisa Franco 
  • Injalak Art & Craft Association
  • Barbara Rogers 
  • Liz Williamson 
  • Meredith Woolnough


  • Julie Blyfield 
  • Shimara Carlow 
  • Jess Dare 
  • Marian Hosking 
  • Vicki Mason 
  • Leslie Mathews 
  • Sassy Park 
  • Melinda Young

Object design

  • Chopstick & Kilt 
  • Rita Orsini 
  • David Suckling


  • Rae Bolotin 
  • Braidwood Central School 
  • Suss Bush
  • Phillippa Carnemolla 
  • Will Coles 
  • Todd Costa
  • Steve Croquett 
  • David Dawson 
  • Tracey Deep 
  • Ben Eyles 
  • Kevin Draper 
  • Kate Dunn 
  • Geoff Farquhar-Still 
  • Joy Georgeson 
  • Dion Horstmans 
  • Lisa Jones 
  • Sam Larwill 
  • Kelly-Ann Lees 
  • Heidi McGeoch 
  • Ro Murray 
  • Ulan Murray
  • Veronica O’Leary 
  • Denese Oates
  • Al Phemister 
  • Catie Sully 
  • Greer Taylor 
  • Cave Urban 
  • Chris Vassallo



Neckpiece by Shimara Carlow
Neckpiece by Shimara Carlow

Hover by Amanda Shelsher
Hover by Amanda Shelsher

Corella by Catie Sully
Corella by Catie Sully

Kangarookii by Jenny Orchard
Kangarookii by Jenny Orchard

Kern by Al Phemister
Kern by Al Phemister

Don't Forget About Me by Ben Eyles
Don't Forget About Me by Ben Eyles

Waratah Vase by Amanda Louden
Waratah Vase by Amanda Louden