Botanically inspired art exhibition

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300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa exhibition comes from a desire to showcase the national treasure of botanical drawings.

Exhibition: Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa

 

Walter Oltmann, Cactus, 2014. Aluminium wire and rods, 120 x 120 x 85 cm. Private collection.

Artists: Various

Venue: Standard Bank Gallery

Dates: 8 October – 6 December 2014

Originating out of a desire to showcase the extraordinary national treasure of botanical illustrations in the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) collection, and extended by curator Cyril Coetzee, Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa brings together three intersecting themes: botanical illustrations from SANBI and other collections; contemporary botanically inspired fine art; and southern African objects of material culture made from a variety of grasses, reeds and creepers…

 

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2018-10-23T17:35:23+00:00