Native Seduction is an exhibition of botanical art depicting the fascinating relationship between plants and their pollinators. It will be on display daily in the Visitors Centre of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne during the month of August. The paintings have been created by the Botanical Illustrators Group of the Cranbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria. Works by several of their tutors is included. A variety of mediums and techniques have been used including watercolur, coloured pencil, pen and ink and oil. All paintings are for sale. Commission from sales go to supporting the Cranbourne Gardens.
Botanical Art requires careful observation of the subject which is then depicted as a true representation of their plant and, in this case, the insect, bird or mammal that pollinate the plant. An artist will be present each Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to get up close and ask questions whilst watching how the artist develops their work. Also on Wednesday 2nd and 16th August artists will be in attendance for an informal talk between 11 am and noon.
The Botanical Illustration Group meet to paint and draw at the Cranbourne Gardens on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 3 pm. A variety of workshops and talks are also held during the year.
The accompanying illustration is by Sandra Sanger ‘Jezebel Butterlies (Deliaspecies) are enticed to the rich nectar of the Drooping Mistletoe, Amyema pendula flowers’.
Native Seduction opens on August 1 and runs until August 31 in the Visitors Centre at Cranbourne Gardens. It is free and wheel chair accessible. Opening hours are between 9am and 5pm, 7 days a week.
For further information about the Exhibition contact Margaret Holloway:
T: 0438 985 382