Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition

10am - 4pm, Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 Oct 2017
Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

We have over 2,000 reasons to head to Artisans in the Gardens this October.
Immerse yourself in a diverse showcase of more than 2,000 pieces representing 44 of Australia’s finest established and emerging artists and craftspeople, working across the media of sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, jewellery, textiles and so much more.
“Artisans in the Gardens is a wonderful exhibition to visit but also a perfect opportunity to purchase a significant artwork from sought-after or emerging artisans,”  Lucette Moore, Curator of Artisans in the Gardens.

The pieces are thought provoking, functional and beautiful pieces of art. The artistic inspiration for the works draws on nature in all its forms. All items in the exhibition are for sale over the nine (9) day event, with proceeds going to the artists and to helping Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens to continue its support of horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educations programs within your Botanic Gardens. Don’t miss this year’s exhibition at the historic Lion Gate Lodge, located off Mrs Macquaries Road. Lion Gate Lodge
Lion Gate Lodge
All ages welcome
Free Entry, 10am-4pm daily
02 9231 8182
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Friday 13 October, 6pm-8pm

To be the first to SHOP at the Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition buy tickets to the Opening Night Event with Guest Speaker Indira Naidoo (Broadcaster, Ambassador of the Calyx, and Author of The Edible Balcony and The Edible City) on Friday 13 October from 6pm. Tickets are $55 or $45 for our Members. Click here to purchase your tickets online. This event will sell out!

Highlights include:

  • Distinguished Australian painter Elizabeth Cummings and potter Barbara Romalis — for the first time their prized annual exhibition of decorative pottery (hand-painted by Elizabeth) will be on show (and for sale) at Artisans in the Gardens
  • Harrie Fasher, recipient of the Helen Lempriere Scholorship at 'Sculpture by the Sea 2017'— renowned for her extraordinary deconstructed horses
  • Innovative sculptor Matthew Harding — known for his vast and eye-catching public projects in Australia and abroad, will exhibit a piece designed especially for Artisans in the Gardens
  • Carolyn Young’s intriguing ecological photographs — find beauty in the most unexpected of places
  • The unusual techniques of Seraphina Martin — solar-plate etchings are used to produce detailed prints without using chemicals
  • Jewellery-maker Virginia Aland’s faïence work — discover an ancient technique from Mesopotamia that reached its height in Ancient Egypt more than 3,500 years ago (where ground quartz or sand is mixed with oxides and fired in a kiln to produce a glass-like surface with a lustrous colour)
  • Jane du Rand’s wonderful ceramic flora and fauna domes, with a distinctly Victorian revival feel.

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