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.

https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/Visit/Map#l=lion-gate-lodge Lion Gate Lodge
Location:
Lion Gate Lodge
Age:
All ages welcome
Price:
Free Entry, 10am-4pm daily
Contact:
02 9231 8182
More info:
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ARTISANS SHOPPER POWER HOUR
 Saturday 14 October, 9am-10am

The early bird catches the worm! If you missed out on tickets to Artisans Opening Night, be the first in line to buy ahead of the crowds on exhibition opening day, during this exclusive event.

Artisans in the Gardens brings together an extraordinary and 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.

Tickets: $20

To purchase tickets, please click here: Click here

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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