Friday, 20 April 2018

BAASA: Botanical Art Worldwide Activities 18 May - 9 June

Our Programme for Worldwide Day, Friday 18th May


10.00                                Walkabout                Vicki Thomas (artist from Betty’s Bay)
14.00                                Walkabout                Elsa Pooley
                                                                        (landscaper/wildflower book author, KZN)
Art demonstrations

10.30 – 12.30                     Sandie Burrows        Coloured pencil (Lydenburg)
10.30 – 12.30                     to be confirmed       Watercolour
10.30 – 12.30                     Liberty Shuro           Graphite (Gweru, Zimbabwe)
15 00 – 17.00                     Pearl de Chalain       Colour pencil (Johannesburg)
15.00 – 17.00                     to be confirmed       Watercolour
15.00 – 17.00                     Karen Bell                Graphite/or miniatures (Johannesburg)

Programme for Saturday 19th May


10.00                                Walkabout                Jenni Hyde-Johnston
                                                                        (artist from Gauteng)
Art demonstrations
10.30 – 12.30                     Gail de Smidt           Watercolour (Gauteng)
10.30 – 12.30                     Lynda de Wet           Watercolour (Betty’s Bay)
10.30 – 12.30                     Sibonelo Chiliza       Graphite (KZN)

Additional Walkabouts
Saturday 26th May, 10.00   to be confirmed
Saturday 2nd June, 10.00   Willie Schlechter (Cape Town)
Saturday 9th June, 10.00   Gillian Condy (Pretoria)

Evening lectures
Thursday 24th May - 6.30 for 7.00       Prof Bob Scholes
                                                        “The adventurous life of three collectors:
                                                          Sparman, Zeyher & Thode”
Thursday 31st May - 6.30 for 7.00       Dr Reinier Terblanche
                                                        “Butterflies and their sense of place in
                                                          South Africa”
Thursday 7th June - 6.30 for 7.00      John and Sandie Burrows
                                                       "The art and botany of drift seed”

Booking is essential. Please give 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice as space is limited. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition, 17 May to 9 June



BAASA: Botanical Art Worldwide Activities 18 May - 9 June

Just FOUR weeks to go...

Programme for Worldwide Day Friday 18th May

10.00                                Walkabout                Vicki Thomas (artist from Betty’s Bay)
14.00                                Walkabout                Elsa Pooley
                                                                        (landscaper/wildflower book author, KZN)

Art demonstrations
10.30 – 12.30                     Sandie Burrows        Coloured pencil (Lydenburg)
10.30 – 12.30                     to be confirmed       Watercolour
10.30 – 12.30                     Liberty Shuro           Graphite (Gweru, Zimbabwe)
15 00 – 17.00                     Pearl de Chalain       Colour pencil (Johannesburg)
15.00 – 17.00                     to be confirmed       Watercolour
15.00 – 17.00                     Karen Bell                Graphite/or miniatures (Johannesburg)

Programme for Saturday 19th May

10.00                                Walkabout                Jenni Hyde-Johnston
                                                                        (artist from Gauteng)

Art demonstrations
10.30 – 12.30                     Gail de Smidt           Watercolour (Gauteng)
10.30 – 12.30                     Lynda de Wet           Watercolour (Betty’s Bay)
10.30 – 12.30                     Sibonelo Chiliza       Graphite (KZN)

Additional Walkabouts
Saturday 26th May, 10.00   to be confirmed
Saturday 2nd June, 10.00   Willie Schlechter (Cape Town)
Saturday 9th June, 10.00   Gillian Condy (Pretoria)

Evening lectures
Thursday 24th May - 6.30 for 7.00       Prof Bob Scholes
                                                        “The adventurous life of three collectors:
                                                          Sparman, Zeyher & Thode”
Thursday 31st May - 6.30 for 7.00       Dr Reinier Terblanche
                                                        “Butterflies and their sense of place in
                                                          South Africa”
Thursday 7th June - 6.30 for 7.00      John and Sandie Burrows
                                                       "The art and botany of drift seed”

Booking is essential. Please give 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice as space is limited. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

Botanical Art Worldwide Activities 18 May – 9 June 2018

Programme for Worldwide Day Friday 18th May

10.00                  Walkabout                              Vicki Thomas (artist from Betty’s Bay)

Art demonstrations

10.30 – 12.30       Sandie Burrows                       Coloured pencil (Lydenburg)
10.30 – 12.30       to be confirmed                      Watercolour
10.30 – 12.30       Liberty Shuro                          Graphite (Gweru, Zimbabwe)

14.00                   Walkabout                              Elsa Pooley
                                                                        (wild flower book author, KZN)
Art demonstrations

15 00 – 17.00        Pearl de Chalain                     Colour pencil (Johannesburg)
15.00 – 17.00        to be confirmed                     Watercolour
15.00 – 17.00        Karen Bell                              Graphite/or miniatures (Johannesburg)

Saturday 19th May

10.00                   Walkabout                               Jenny Hyde-Johnson 
                                                                         (artist from Gauteng)
Art demonstrations

10.30 – 12.30       Gail de Smidt                           Watercolour (Gauteng)                
10.30 – 12.30       Lynda de Wet                           Watercolour (Betty’s Bay)
10.30 – 12.30       Sibonelo Chiliza                        Graphite (KZN)

Walkabouts
Saturday 26th May, 10.00 - to be confirmed

Saturday 2nd June, 10.00 - Willie Schlechter (Cape Town)

Saturday 9th June, 10.00  - Gillian Condy (Pretoria)

Evening lectures
Thursday 24th May, 6.30 for 7.00 - Prof Bob Scholes
                                                   Title to be confirmed

Thursday 31st May, 6.30 for 7.00 - Dr Reinier Terblanche                                                                                                           “Butterflies and their sense of place in South Africa” 
        
Thursday 7th June, 6.30 for 7.00 - John and Sandie Burrows                                                                                                       “The art and botany of drift seed”

Booking is essential. Please give 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice as space is limited.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Botanical Art Worldwide: 17 May – 9 June 2018




Just six weeks to go and the excitement is growing!

Artists are busy completing their framing; the fliers are being printed; the catalogue is in production; plans are coming together for the Worldwide Botanical Art Day; speakers for the Thursday Evening lectures are finalized; artists from outside Gauteng have booked their flights; advertisements and articles placed in magazines.

Venue
We are proud to be linking with the Everard Read Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg, one of the country’s oldest commercial galleries having celebrated their Centenary a few years ago. It is many years since we have held a botanical art exhibition at this prestigious gallery.

Opening
The exhibition will be open to the public from 18.00 on the opening night Thursday 17th May 2018. The exhibition will run for three weeks, 17th May – 9th June. All artworks are for sale as will a catalogue.

  Worldwide Botanical Art Day
  Worldwide Botanical Art Day will be celebrated across the globe on Friday 18th May, by all 25 participating countries. In Johannesburg we have arranged two guided walks: 10.00 led by Cape botanical artist Vicki Thomas and 14.00 by Elsa Pooley renowned author of SA wild flower books.
  10-30 – 12.30 and 15.00 – 17.00 there will be demonstrations by some of south African’s top botanical artists, using different mediums.

Saturday 19th May
At 10.00 there will be a guided walk by local artist Jennifer Hyde Johnston, followed by demonstrations by a couple of artists between 10.30 – 12.30.

Private groups
School groups and interest groups are welcome to make contact and book a private guided tour

Card sales
Participating artists will have available blank greetings cards for sale 17 -19 May. They will be cash sales only.

Evening lectures
Three Thursday evening lectures have been arranged.  Booking will be essential as limited searing available, by order of preference.
24th May – Prof. Bob Scholes, title to be confirmed
31st May – Reinier Terblanche, “Butterflies and their sense of place in South Africa”
7th June – John and Sandie Burrows, “The art and botany of drift seed”.

The exhibition is hosted by the Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa who will celebrate their 20th birthday next year. We thank our two main sponsors: Freshfields Insurance Brokers and Ace and Pearl Fine Wine bar for their generous sponsorship which has enabled this exhibition.