Alpinia zerumbet - Shell Ginger. 700 x 930mm (framed). $2800
Banksia baueri - Woolly Banksia. 700 x 930mm, framed. $3000 (sold)
Banksia in progress
Ginger in progress
The two pieces before heading off for framing
I'm pleased to share these two paintings with you that were selected for hanging at Botanica 2016. Shown annually, Botanica is Australia's leading contemporary art exhibition and is open for the month of April at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. The exhibition has been running for 17 years, and attracts artist from across Australia and internationally, too. It is considered one of the foremost of its kind; so it's a real honour to have my work hung there is such esteemed company.
This year, the theme for the exhibition was drawn from the site where the seeds of colonial Sydney's first farm were sown - what is now the Royal Botanic Garden. I chose to capture one of the plants that was brought to Farm Cove with the First Fleet - the shell ginger - as well as a species that is native to the area, the woolly banksia.
The exhibition is open till this Sunday 1 May, at the Lions Gate Lodge (in the Botanic Gardens). Entry is free. All artwork is for sale as well - contact the exhibition curators and organisers, the Foundation and Friends on 02 9231 8182.