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Note: Program may be subject to change.
Wild!Rhino Sculpture Trail
The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney will be hosting two wild rhino sculptures as part of Taronga Wild! Rhinos. The project will create a spectacular world-class sculpture trail from the Sydney Harbour foreshore through the Blue Mountains to Dubbo and the Central West region of NSW. There will a trail map and mobile app detailing each sculpture location. The mobile app will incorporate a quest and offer for the two wild rhinos in the Garden, which can be redeemed at the Garden Shop.
When: Saturday 1 February to Sunday 27 April, Garden opening times
Clay to Flowers exhibition
Celebrating two of Japan’s most exquisite art forms, stunning floral arrangements created by teachers of the Sogetsu Ikebana School will be displayed with ceramic vessels designed by celebrated ceramic artists, including Mitsuo Shoji.
When: Saturday 1 March to Friday 13 March 2014, 10 am - 3 pm
International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Don’t miss this exhibition of exquisite images from the acclaimed International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 6. The photographs capture the beauty of our green planet, offering unique snapshots of stunning gardens, spectacular landscapes and quirky wildlife. With categories including The Beauty of Plants, Breathing Spaces, Bountiful Earth and Micro Creatures, the artistry of the images is set to inspire us all to pick up a camera and capture the glorious world around us.
When: Saturday 1 - Sunday 9 March 2014, 10 am - 4 pm
The Breathing Conifer - Phillippa Carnemolla
As the 2012 Artist in Residence for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Phillippa Carnemolla embarked upon a journey exploring geometry and patterns in plants, and the interdependence of flora and fauna within the beautiful grounds. The centrepiece of Phillippa’s residency, the Breathing Conifer is based on the geometry of cycads and conifers. The Breathing Conifer is a hanging copper sculpture that pulses with a gentle heart beat. Reminiscent of plant, seed, insect and heart, this sculpture comments on the universality of life, the interdependence of plant and animal and the beauty in natural rhythm.
When: Sunday 15 March to Sunday 25 May, 9.30 am to 5 pm
Margaret Flockton Award and exhibition
The Margaret Flockton Award is recognised as the leading award of its kind for scientific botanical illustrations in black and white. The exhibition showcases extraordinary botanical details illuminated by the world’s best scientific illustrators. Selected works will be for sale.
When: Saturday 24 May - Sunday 15 June 2014, daily 10 am-4 pm.
Botanica Opening Night
Botanica - The Art of Seduction: plants and pollinators
Join some of Australia’s leading botanical artists for this special opening night party. Enjoy a drink in the beautiful gardens of Lion Gate Lodge and view this year’s exhibition before it opens to the public.
When: Friday 23 May, 6 pm - 8 pm
Botanica - the Art of Seduction: Plants and Pollinators
Presented by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens Botanica is an extraordinary exhibition of works by Australia’s finest botanical artists. This year’s spectacular collection will feature botanical art that captures the diversity and beautiful intricacies of plants and their pollinators.
When: Saturday 24 May to Sunday 15 June 2014, 10 am - 4 pm daily
Enamels & Textiles 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.
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: Tuesday 27 May - Monday 9 June, 10 am - 4 pm
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