Following the success of the 2021 RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Saatchi Gallery have partnered for the second time to present the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in 2022.
Entries for the show have been through a meticulous pre-selection process, where the scientific accuracy, technical skill and aesthetic appeal of the work is reviewed by an expert judging panel prior to the show opening, with artists and photographers awarded RHS Gold, Silver-Gilt, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as a series of special awards including ‘Best Botanical Art Exhibit’ and ‘Judge’s Special Award’.
In 2022, a diverse range of subjects will be presented by participants ranging from plants that have grown in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami to Rosulate Violas found at the height of the Andes Mountains. In addition, native British trees and hedgerow plants will complement illustrations of beautiful garden flowers. Anatomical drawings reveal the structure and form of some of our garden favourites, alongside explorations of the ecological and economic significance of many familiar fruits and flowers.
New photography entries include stereographic panoramas from various locations in the Hampshire New Forest and macro photography capturing the details of tiny Holly Parachute fungi. Flat lay photography of winter garden buds examines how different plants flourish, with multiple entries exploring rainbow themes across image series.
Former Gold medal winning exhibitors will also show their work alongside artists participating in the 2022 exhibition for the first time.
The show is a highlight in the calendar of the RHS Lindley Library, complementing its extensive collection of botanical artworks, photographs and illustrations which include more than 30,000 works.
For more information about the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show visit: www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-botanical-art-and-photography-show
From £5, concessions available; under 10s go free (T&Cs apply); Saatchi Gallery & RHS Members go free.
Saatchi LATES (open until 9pm): Wed 13 & Thurs 21 April. Tickets from £5; Free for Saatchi Gallery Members.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804 and is the UK’s largest gardening charity.
The RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place via its inspirational gardens and shows, science research and advisory, extensive library collections and far-reaching education and community programmes. With over 600,000 members the RHS also shares its horticultural knowledge and expertise with millions of people every year through its website and publications.
In 2021, the RHS launched its Sustainability Strategy, committing to be net positive for nature and people by 2030. The supporting RHS Planet-Friendly Gardening Campaign will continue to harness the power of the UK’s 30 million gardeners to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.
We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.For more information visit: www.rhs.org.uk
RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262
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