Monday 31 August 2020, 8.00am - Monday 26 October 2020, 3.00pm
- Exhibition: 1 Aug - 26 Oct (reopened 31 Aug after Level 3 and extended to 26 Oct)
- Visitor centre opening hours: 8am-4pm daily (last day 26 Oct, closes 3pm)
Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre Gallery
The Botanical Art Society of New Zealand are holding their annual exhibition in Auckland for the first time.
Established in 2004, in Christchurch, the Society has now grown to encompass artists from all over New Zealand, and even a few living abroad, with previous exhibitions being held in Christchurch.
Twenty-five artists have produced over 75+ artworks, showcasing a wide range of New Zealand native as well as exotic plants.
Traditionally botanical artists used watercolour but this exhibition also shows artists working in gouache, colour pencil, ink and even scratchboard.
The Society aims to promote public awareness of contemporary botanical art, to highlight native and exotic flora found in NZ and by striving to be as accurate as possible in their portrayal of their subject, educate as well.
Dissected and diseased plants are among those portrayed in this niche exhibition.