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'World Botanical Art Day' - Botanical Art Worldwide - Ngāi Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora

18 May 2018 to 19 May 2018
9am - 4pm
Two Days of Botanical Artist Demonstrations and Talks
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Seminar/Public Lecture
Auckland Botanic Gardens
102 Hill Road Manurewa Auckland 2105
Auckland, Waikato


Friday, 18th May is the first 'World Botanical Art Day'

Come and help us celebrate the diversity of New Zealand's native flora.

See over 50 paintings, drawings and fine art prints of our beautiful native plants over the weekend by our botanical artists.

Mingle with the artists in the gallery and in the gardens.

On Friday and Saturday watch artists demonstrate their techniques in watercolour, graphite, printmaking and colour pencil from 10am - 4pm

Or bring your sketchbooks and enjoy sketching along side artists in the beauriful grounds of Auckland Botanic Gardens.

At 11am there will be a talk by Dr Robert Franich and Rebecca Stanley on Dactylanthus taylorii and the Short Tailed BatPlease register at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/flower-of-the-underworld-talk-dactylanthu...


10am - 11.30am   Printmaking with Val Cuthbert and Watercolour with Helen Gunter

11.30am - 1pm   Colour Pencil with Gillian Receveur and Graphite with Wilma Blom

1pm - 2.30pm  Watercolour with Ann Cryer and Colour Mixing with Maria Mercedes Trujillo A.

2.30pm - 4pm  Nature Journaling with Sandra Morris and Graphite with Jane Zimmermann  


10am - 11.30am  Watercolour with Helen Gunter and Pen and Ink with Lesley Alexander

11.30 - 1pm  Watercolour on Vellum with Lesley Alexander and Watercolour with Emma Scheltema

1pm - 2.30pm  Graphite with Wilma Blom and Watercolour with Jennifer Duval-Smith



Written by

Lesley Alexander

15 May 2018

I am a botanical artist living in Auckland. Originally from the UK, I studied Scientific Illustration (BA Hons 1st class) at Middlesex Polytechnic and worked as a medical illustrator before coming to NZ with my Kiwi husband and 3 young children in 2003.