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To celebrate 200 years of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney the garden has released a limited number of giclee prints of rare botanical illustrations from the herbariums archives. They are available for purchase here. Below are some examples of the special works on offer.

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Fire Tree by Margaret Flockton

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Punica SP by John Miller

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Christmas Bells by Margaret Flockton

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Thysanotus Junceus by Joseph Lycett

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Opuntia SP by Margaret Flockton

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Flannel Flower by Margaret Flockton

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Acacia Formosa by Margaret Flockton

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Marumia Mascosa by Carl Ludwig Blume

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Pyrus SP by John Miller

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Opuntia SP by Margaret Flockton

 

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French-born, Belgium-based florist Thierry Boutemy has worked with the likes of Sofia Coppola, Opening Ceremony and Vogue amongst others. Not a bad little line up. He creates intuitively and revels in the imperfections of nature. Check his website here.

I find myself back in Paris once again. Thus the lack of posts lately – my apologies – as I’ve been rather wifi-less of late. Our week in Paris at the end of June involved lots of summer fruits, flowers and food and sun.

We ate at Clamato, Bones, Le Verre Vole, saw an amazing Charles-Edouard Jeanneret exhibition at the Pompidou and spent the afternoon in the garden of the Chateau du Versailles. We wandered through the Parc de Belleville, the Jardin du Luxembourg, and bought some begonias at the Marché aux Fleurs. Then we left for a beautiful little farm in Italy – more on the farm to come.

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Hey guys, check out the invitation for FLEURT (from curator Amber Creswell Bell), a group show I’m flowering for from this coming weekend. If you’re in Sydney, please come on down and check it out!

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‘FLEURT’ is the sequel show to the hugely popular ‘ART/VERT’ exhibition held at Paddington’s Saint Cloche gallery in January/February of this year (if you missed it – you can read all about ART/VERT here Broadsheet Sydney, and here The Design Files).

Where ART/VERT was a group show celebrating botanica as central theme and muse – FLEURT is strictly an ode to the humble flower!

FLEURT represents a diverse line up of nine popular artists, photographers and a ceramicist that I have personally curated – with each artist contributing a collection of pieces to this abundant and fanciful group show.  We think this is the perfect antidote to the faded days of late autumn.

With a champagne launch and artist meet & greet from 10am SATURDAY 23rd MAY and running daily to SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2015, FLEURT features the work of:

Samantha Dennison
Nicola Higgins
Matilda Julian
Helen McCullagh
Pip Spiro
Alexandra Standen
Ameli Tanchitsa
Jill White
Ali Wood

Sought-after floral designer ‘Sophia Kaplan Plants & Flowers’ will beautifully adorn the gallery with large whimsical floral arrangements. Additionally “pockets full of posies” will be available to purchase, all lovingly arranged by Sophia – each with a note detailing the meaning of the flowers in that arrangement as per the magical “Secret Language of Flowers”.

For further information, imagery, price list or interstate sales – please contact:
Amber Creswell Bell
0414-747-761
amber@ambercreswell.com
(Read me: The Design FilesThe Planthunter)

Independent publishing house (and creative agency) Zioxla has just published Strange Plants II, the second in a series of books celebrating plants in contemporary art. To pre-order your copy click here.

Images from Strange Plants & Strange Plants II.

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Step into the world of Japanese photographer Daisuke Hamada

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All images by Daisuke Hamada.

Carolyn Young is an Australian artist whose work Grassy Woodlands is currently being featured on a Collingwood billboard as part of an art initiative by the Yarra Council. Young is interested in the seasonality of these disappearing ecosystems and encourages her viewers to observe and respect the nature that exists all over. I’d like to have a wall of this in my home.

 All images by Carolyn Young.

Via Grounded Gardens Instagram.

Loving Vogue Australia’s March cover shoot with Mia Wasikowska. With shades of Egon Schiele and covered in protea and gum nuts, you can’t go wrong. Photography by Emma Summerton, styled by Jillian Davidson, creative direction by Del Kathryn Barton.

Aitch is an illustrator originally from Romania, now living in Portugal. Her work is influenced by nature and folklore and reminds me of the ancient Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries.

Check out her website here.

 

Blossom Talent represents artists, photographers, illustrators and stylists of the botanical persuasion. Such a good idea. Check out some of their roster.

Duy Anh Nhan Duc

Thomas Straub

Claire Laffut

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