Saatchi Gallery extends the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021 until October 9th


(L-R): NATIVE BRITISH DECIDUOUS TREES FEATURING GALLS by 2021 RHS Gold Medal Winner Pauleen Trim /RHS Lindley Collections © Pauleen Trim.
The Enchanted Forest by 2021 RHS Silver-Gilt Medal Winner Gill Moon © Gill Moon / RHS Lindley Collections.



Saatchi Gallery extends the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021 until October 9th

  • More than 200 RHS award-winning botanical drawings and photographs exhibited for another six days due to popular demand

Following its successful launch on 18 September, Saatchi Gallery is thrilled to announce the extended opening of the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021, enabling artists and photographers to showcase their work to a wider audience for a further six days from its initial end on 3 October.

The 2021 show, which will now run until 9 October, features over 200 botanical illustrations and photography by 15 artists and 19 photographers, who had competed for an RHS medal. This year’s RHS Medal Winners, judged by an expert panel for their scientific accuracy, aesthetic appeal, and technical skill includes: Pauleen Trim’s ‘Native British Deciduous Trees Featuring Galls’, Kimiko Miyahara’s ‘Endemic Plants of Japan’s Ogasawara Islands, A UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site’, Shelley Lawrence Kirkwood’s ‘I’ll Follow The Sun’ and Francesca Wilkinson’s ‘Full Circle – Studies of Cyclamen coum and Cyclamen hederifolium’.

The public opening of the exhibition coincided with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and has since attracted hundreds of art lovers and botany enthusiasts each day to the unique and vast showcase works, never-before seen in the Gallery. The show compliments the work of the RHS Lindley Collections with Gold medal-winning artworks regularly added to the collections, contributing to a long legacy of botanical art collecting and display by the gardening charity. Accompanying the show is a series of outreach projects for school and community groups including painting, drawing and print workshops intended to inspire a passion for botanical art and research.

Tickets for the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021 are available to purchase online at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. Walk-ins are welcome. Members of Saatchi Gallery and the RHS receive free entry.

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

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DATES AND OPENING HOURS

Open to the public:   18th September – 9th October 2021
    10am – 6pm Monday - Sunday (last admission 5.00pm)

 

ADMISSION

Tickets are available on www.saatchigallery.com/rhstickets. From £5, concessions available; under 10s go free (T&Cs apply); Saatchi Gallery & RHS Members go free.

ORGANISATION

The RHS Botanical Art 2021 judging panel secretary is Charlotte Brooks, Art Curator at RHS Lindley Library and the RHS Photographic Competition judging panel secretary Sian Tyrrell, Head of Horticultural Information.

EXHIBITION SUPPORTER

Riverstone, delivering exceptional London living for people over 65, and distillery Glenmorangie, are proud to support the 2021 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with Saatchi Gallery.

IMAGES

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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SCHOOL VISITS & COMMUNITY GROUPS

With the generous support of all our patrons, for each major exhibition there are opportunities to engage with creative projects and workshops whether that be in-gallery, virtually, in the classroom or at home.

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SAFETY MEASURES

The health and safety of visitors and staff is paramount. Safety measures for visitors can be found on the Saatchi Gallery website: www.saatchigallery.com/visit/covid-19-compliance

ABOUT ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (RHS)

The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This aspiration underpins all that we do, from inspirational gardens and shows, through our scientific research, to our education and community programmes such as Campaign for School Gardening and Britain in Bloom. We produce key publications, hold a world-class collection of horticultural books and botanical art, and sell the very best plants and gardening gifts.

The RHS is fundraising £40m to transform our gardens, outreach, and education facilities, which includes redeveloping our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and opening a new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in 2021. We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. For more information visit: www.rhs.org.uk

ABOUT RIVERSTONE

Riverstone has launched its first two prime London developments for over 65s in the vibrant enclaves of Kensington and riverside views at Fulham. Designed with a choice of lifestyle options and community in mind, quality of life and well-being sits at the heart of the Riverstone experience. To learn more about Riverstone Kensington: visit https://www.riverstoneliving.com/our-locations/riverstone-kensington and Riverstone Fulham: visit https://www.riverstoneliving.com/our-locations/riverstone-fulham

ABOUT GLENMORANGIE

Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use endless imagination and five key ingredients – wood, water, barley, yeast and time – to dream up delicious single malt whiskies. They’ve been honing their craft for more than 175 years. They create a delicate and fruity spirit in stills as tall as an adult giraffe to allow for more taste and aroma. Led by Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden, this crackerjack crew are on a mission to bring new flavours and possibilities to the world of single malt.

Glenmorangie celebrates the joy of delicious single malt in every part of its universe, from Glenmorangie House to its colourful new brand campaign, shot by famed photographer Miles Aldridge. With its tagline “It’s kind of delicious and wonderful”, Glenmorangie invites whisky lovers old and new to see themselves in Glenmorangie’s world.

ABOUT SAATCHI GALLERY

Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has provided an innovative platform for contemporary art. Exhibitions have presented works by largely unseen young artists, or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. This approach has made the Gallery one of the most recognised names in contemporary art. Since moving to its current 70,000 square feet space in the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London, the Gallery has welcomed over 10 million visitors. The Gallery hosts over 5,000 schools visits annually and has over 6 million followers on social media. In 2019 Saatchi Gallery became a charity, beginning a new chapter in its history. www.saatchigallery.com

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