Exhibition - Black and White in ColourSat 12 October 2013 - Sun 05 January 2014
The exhibition Black and White, In Colour at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens explores the subtleties of the great range of 'black' and 'white' in the plant world.
Arisarum (Arisarum sp.) by Sue Wickison (Image: the artist)
- Venue: The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens (how to find us)
- Dates: Saturday 12 October 2013 - Sunday 5 January 2014
- Price: FREE with admission to the Gardens
- Garden ticket prices: £14.50 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. Kids 16 and under go free! (detailed ticket information)
- More information: contact the gallery on 0208 332 3622 or email@example.com.
About the exhibition
'... and finds, with keen discriminating sight,
Black’s not so black; nor white so very white.'
The paintings by Sue Wickison and Sue J Williams offer an insight into a new and different palette, giving those with 'keen discriminating sight' an opportunity to explore the subtleties of the great range of 'black' and 'white' in the plant world.
The theme is one of opposites and contrasts, the aim to show the variations in colour within an apparently restricted palette. The contrasts include the scale of their paintings and the variety of their subject matter – with plants from the northern and southern hemispheres, exotic and familiar, critically endangered to popular and wide-spread species. Many of the paintings on display are also for sale.
Both artists have also sought advice on suitable subject matter from scientists at Kew’s Herbarium and the Millennium Seed Bank with the aim of highlighting the valuable work carried out in these areas.
- This exhibition will be on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art alongside Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art and Rory McEwen's Legacy - Artists influenced by him in the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
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