NOTICE OF CANCELLATION - Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition dates (May 9 - 22, 2020 Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney site) have been cancelled. Mt Annan (June/July) and Mt Tomah (Nov/Dec) dates remain in place until further notice.
Digital exhibition - announcement of winning works and the launch of the 2020 Flickr gallery (showing all of the entries) will now take place on May 8, 2020 and be posted on this web page.
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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.
Submission dates: Mon 17 February - Mon 2 March 2020 EST
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: Tuesday 2 June - Friday 31 July 2020, weekdays 10am - 4pm
The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
When: Tuesday 3 November - Sunday 13 December 2020, daily 10am - 4pm
Visitor Centre at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Cost: Free entry to both exhibitions - selected works for sale direct from the artist
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