Wednesday, 12 February 2014

News from Kew Botanical Gardens

Exhibition Tour with Dr Shirley Sherwood

Thu 15 May 2014
Come and meet Dr Shirley Sherwood and learn more about our latest exhibitions and her extraordinary collection of contemporary botanical art.

Event details

Venue: The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens (how to find us)
Dates: Thursday 15 May 2014, 2-3pm
Price: FREE with admission to the Gardens.
Booking: Places for this tour are limited. Please contact the gallery on 0208 332 3622 or shirleysherwoodgallery@kew.org to book your place.
Garden ticket prices: £14.50 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. Kids aged 16 and under go free! (detailed ticket information)

About Dr Sherwood

Dr Shirley Sherwood travels extensively and has been collecting contemporary botanical illustrations since 1990. Her comprehensive collection from over two hundred artists, living in thirty different countries, documents the emergence of a new wave of botanical paintings and the renaissance of their art form. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the only purpose-designed and continuously open gallery in the world that is dedicated solely to botanical art.
Read more about Dr Shirley Sherwood.
Golden Dewdrop (Durantia erecta) by Phansakdi Chakkaphak

About the tour

Currently, there are three exhibitions on show in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art:
In this gallery tour, Dr Sherwood will take you around the gallery, discussing how she curated the first show and highlighting the most significant pieces from her collection.
Botanical Art in the 21st Century, currently our biggest exhibition, celebrates the renaissance of botanical art today and indicates how botanical artists are using different media and trying new techniques to develop the genre into the 21st century.
This exhibition is accompanied by Magnolias - an exhibition featuring paintings by Barbara Oozeerally, and Overleaf - a selection of paintings by award-winning botanical artist Susan Ogilvy.

Books

Susan Ogilvy's beautiful collection of leaves has recently been published by Kew in a new book titled Overleaf. Buy Overleaf from Kew's online shop.
Barbara Oozeerally's collection of Magnolia paintings, which took nine years to complete, will also soon be published by Kew in a new book titled Magnolias in Cultivation which is due to be released Spring 2014.

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