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Fungi x Botanica Exhibition

An exhibition unearthing the intriguing world of Art x Science in the Gardens

Foundation and Friends are very excited to present two wonderful exhibitions together


Evoking wonder, awe and a curiosity in nature.
The world of Fungi and mycelium is full of scientific wonder. Mycelium is the earth’s underground natural internet, mushrooms being the resulting fruiting bodies of this exciting nearly invisible world. 
This exhibition will include many genres including, photography, graphite, watercolour and acrylic art works, ceramics, glass, paper art and sculpture all focusing on the intriguing world of FUNGI!!
Find out about the incredible uses of fungi in medicine, textiles, building materials, regenerating soils and breaking down toxic material in our talks. More details to follow.

This will be the 21st exhibition of Botanica to be held in our Sydney Gardens. Over the years Botanica has set a high benchmark in the botanical art world with many of the artists having enviable worldwide reputations. 
The Foundation and Friends have played a significant role in the recognition of excellence in this genre and celebrate each artist’s success. After a very successful 20th Anniversary exhibition in 2019 we are looking forward to welcoming these artists to once again treat us to the results of their many talents. Although some of the botanical artists will be submitting works of fungi, mushrooms and lichens, others will be focusing on plants and pollinators.

All items in the exhibition are for sale with proceeds going to the artists who keep our culture rich and vibrant and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE CATALOGUE. From 10AM Saturday 24 April all work will be displayed and available for purchase on our online catalogue. Please contact us on 02 9231 8182 or foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au for enquries.

Don't forget to check out our talks with Fungi Experts for an insight into this incredible world. More information below.

Artwork featured above by Stephanie Chambers, Anna Voytsekovich, and Beverly Allen.


Saturday 24 April - Sunday 9 May
10AM - 4PM


Lion Gate Lodge Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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