Exhibition Tour with Dr Shirley SherwoodTue 15 July 2014
Come and meet Dr Shirley Sherwood and learn more about our latest exhibitions and her extraordinary collection of contemporary botanical art.
Regine Hagedorn's Roses
Venue: The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens (how to find us)
Dates: Tuesday 15 July 2014
Price: FREE with admission to the Gardens
Booking: Places for this tour are limited. Please contact the gallery on 0208 332 3622 or email@example.com.
Garden ticket prices: £14.50 for adults and £12.50 for concessions. Kids 16 and under go free! (detailed ticket information)
About Dr Sherwood
Dr Shirley Sherwood travels extensively and has been collecting contemporary botanical illustrations since 1990. Her comprehensive collection from over two hundred artists, living in thirty different countries, documents the emergence of a new wave of botanical paintings and the renaissance of their art form. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art is the only purpose-designed and continuously open gallery in the world that is dedicated solely to botanical art.
Read more about Dr Shirley Sherwood.
Golden Dewdrop (Durantia erecta) by Phansakdi Chakkaphak
About the tour
Currently, there are three exhibitions on show in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art:
In this gallery tour, Dr Sherwood will take you around the gallery, discussing how she curated the first show and highlighting the most significant pieces from her collection.
Botanical Art in the 21st Century, currently our biggest exhibition, celebrates the renaissance of botanical art today and indicates how botanical artists are using different media and trying new techniques to develop the genre into the 21st century.
This exhibition is accompanied by Magnolias - an exhibition featuring paintings by Barbara Oozeerally, and Overleaf - a selection of paintings by award-winning botanical artist Susan Ogilvy.
Susan Ogilvy's beautiful collection of leaves has recently been published by Kew in a new book titled Overleaf. Buy Overleaf from Kew's online shop.
Barbara Oozeerally's Magnolia paintings, which took nine years to complete, are collected in a new book titled Magnolias in Cultivation, published by Kew and due to be released in spring 2014.
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