In Ruskin’s Footsteps

25 countries are participating in the “Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition” on the 18 May 2018 with events held for 24 hours following the sun from venue to venue around the globe.

 The Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA), is organising “In Ruskin’s Footsteps”, part of the Botanical Art Worldwide initiative.


In Ruskin’s Footsteps’ is the culmination of many hours spent by British artists living in England and Wales, creating botanically correct art depicting our native plants. ABBA is convinced that the magnificent results will increase awareness of Britain’s native flora.

 Unusually for botanical art shows in the UK, the 40 successful works of art have gone through a rigorous jury process. This country’s pre-eminent botanical art and botany experts selected the best of the best to guarantee a detailed visual feast of our native flora, many species of which are rare or otherwise taken for granted.

 The Ruskin Library at Lancaster University will supplement the exhibition with works from the Whitehouse Collection of material relating to John Ruskin (1819-1900). It will also present nearly a 1000-strong slideshow of pictures from the entire Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition – Native Flora from 25 countries.

 In addition to the main exhibition, there are Partnership events hosted by the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the RHS Lindley Library. Both events will have the Worldwide Slideshow. The Society of Botanical Artists is hosting a supportive event on the same day.

 

Event Details

Venue
Peter Scott Gallery (Exhibitions)

Association of British Botanical Artists

18 May - 8 June 2018.

Weekdays only 12 – 5pm (Closed BH Monday).

Special Event Open Days - 19 May & 9 June 10am – 4pm

Peter Scott Gallery, Free

Book Tickets / Event Times

May 2018
Fri 18
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 21
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 22
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 23
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 24
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 25
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 28
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 29
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 30
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 31
  • 12:00 - 17:00
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June 2018
Fri 1
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 4
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 5
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 6
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Thu 7
  • 12:00 - 17:00
Fri 8
  • 12:00 - 17:00
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Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii Babington’s Leek

Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii Babington’s Leek

© Mally Francis - Watercolour