Thursday, 17 March 2016

Drawing Insects for Kirstenbosch 2016

This video Drawing Insects with John Muir Laws will give you some pointers and pitfalls if you are planning to submit paintings of insects for the Kirstenbosch 2016 exhibition. Take a look at it on YouTube.

Monday, 7 March 2016


The PLANT exhibition of contemporary botanical art will be held at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town from 16 - 25 September 2016 and is being organized by BAASA (the Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa) to celebrate our amazing flora.

This fresh look at contemporary botanical artworks will feature one or two excellent works per artist. The exhibition will not be judged or medals awarded, but there will be a selection process. In addition to the main theme of botanical art, there will be a “Bug Room” with small, affordable works featuring local insects to celebrate biodiversity. Cards and prints by botanical artists will be for sale.

Artists will be asked to submit one or two botanical artworks (not older than three years) featuring Southern African flora and/or any insect paintings they would like to exhibit. Selection will be in Johannesburg and Cape Town in August.

Thursday, 3 March 2016


Download the pdf version here.
The announcement of the publication of The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa will appear in the March edition of Veld & Flora.

Special editions will be published, providing readers with an opportunity for personalised copies with their names inscribed. The leather-bound sponsors' edition will be given letters of the alphabet and the collectors' will be numbered between 1 and 50. Please send your preferred letter or number to the publisher and your name clearly printed so that the calligrapher can accurately inscribe it on the appropriate page.

Letters and numbers will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.

To have a subscriber's name printed in the book please send the names before the cut-off date - 30th April 2016.

We thought you might be interested in this early opportunity to acquire this remarkable book, before the offer is open to the public.

Leigh Voigt

To download the order form click here.