The Margaret Flockton Award is unique amongst international art awards, focusing exclusively on contemporary scientific botanical illustration, as distinct from botanical art.
Illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of the plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species. Original taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered.
Entries are open 29 January - 12 February 2018
First prize: AU$5000; second prize: AU$2000; 3 x Highly Commended.
The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration. The Maple Brown Family and the Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens sponsor this annual, international award for excellence in scientific botanical illustration.
When: Saturday 21 April - Sunday 6 May 2018, daily 10 am - 4 pm.
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - enter via Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road
Friday 18 May – Sunday 29 July 2018, Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm and selected weekends
The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Saturday 11 August – Sunday 23 September 2018, daily 9.30am – 4.30pm
Visitor Centre at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Cost: Free entry - selected works for sale direct from the artist
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: 02 9231 8111