We are excited to announce that the exhibition will open from Saturday 25 July - Sunday 2 August at Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Plants give us life.
They make our air, our food, our clothes and our homes. Without them life would cease to exist. The Royal Botanic Garden is a living collection of thousands of plants in Sydney's CBD. This oasis is the city's lungs, the green heart of Sydney and Australia's oldest scientific institution.
is a brand new exhibition in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, brought to you by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For this exhibition, we are shining a spotlight on the incredible diversity of plants living here and around the world. And we're also telling the story of their friends: the many pollinators that disperse seeds and keep the Gardens humming.
Lion Gate Lodge will host an array of artworks, including paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and sculptures, inspired by plants in all their glory.
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.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: David Aldous, Tamara Armstrong, Pilar Basa, Andrew Bennett, Megumi Bennett, Matt Bisaro, Laura Blythman, Leanne Booth, Janine Combes, Andrew Dennis, Samantha Dennis, Michelle Fogden, Ariella Friend, Jenny Fusca, Emma Gale, Carla Gottgens, Neha Gupte, Julie Hickson, Vianney Hunter from Hunter Candles, Alison Jackson, Clayton John, Valerie Khoo, Dana Kinter, Michaela Laurie, Antony Makhlouf, Anne Marie Graham, Jason McDonald, Christina McLean from Trade the Mark, Jason Moad, Julie Nash, Trudy Rice, Deidre Roberts, Julia Roberts, Daniel Shipp, Judith Sinnamon, Bruce Slorach, Andrea Smith, Sophia Szilagyi, Stef Tarasov, Patricia Van Lubeck, Nat Ward, Deidhre Wauchop, Flora Waycott, Simon Welsh, Ali Wood, Nicola Woodcock, Lucila Zentner and Skunk Control.
Artwork featured above: Moon Vases by Christina McLean from Trade the Mark, Memories of Home: Night Queen by Neha Gupte, Portal by Jason Moad (L-R).