Between Friday 18 May and Friday 15 June 2018, ABBA will present a juried exhibition of artworks of native plants, hosted by the Ruskin Library at Lancaster University. This will form the United Kingdom’s contribution to the Botanical Art Worldwide exhibition held in 20 participating countries around the globe at the same time.

A worldwide day of botanical art will be held on May 18th 2018, with events held for 24 hours, following the sun from venue to venue.

Each country has formed their own Steering committee to arrange their own exhibition. The UK (excluding Scotland, which has its own exhibition), will have the main exhibition at the Ruskin Library in good company with John Ruskin’s collection of diaries, drawings and prints. At the same time, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens will host a botanical artist demonstrating their skills in recognition of all botanical art worldwide on this special day.

A slide-show containing all the selected botanical artworks from each country together will run both at the Ruskin Library and in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at least on May 18th.

Details of the participating countries can be found on the new Botanical Art Worldwide website hosted by the ASBA – American Society of Botanical Artists.

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