The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens (FRBG) are thrilled to announce the return of the reFraming Nature exhibition, a biennial celebration of natural history through illustration. A varied and visually stunning selection of works depicting birds, bugs, funghi, amphibians and more, submitted from students and members of the FRBG, will be on display for three weeks at Domain House, from September 21.
Natural History illustration celebrates subjects from nature, science and culture with scientific accuracy and artistic technique at its core. This exhibition offers the chance to reflect on the processes and practice of natural history illustration as well as the environment around us which it depicts.
Not only is this an opportunity for students and artists of natural history illustration to exhibit their work, ReFraming Nature is a great opportunity for art lovers and collectors to acquire beautiful original art at modest prices and for everyone to experience an art form that is accessible, highly individual, and astonishingly beautiful. Profits from the exhibition go towards supporting local artists, the FRBG and their support of the Gardens and Herbarium.
reFraming Nature 2019 will display artworks depicting ferns, fungi, lichen, insects, butterflies, marine life, pond life, shells, birds, fossils, amphibians as well as botanical subjects. All the paintings and drawings exhibited aim to be as scientifically accurate as possible while expressing, at the same time, artistic vision and creative individuality.