The Botanical Art Society of New Zealand (BASNZ) is delighted to announce that New Zealand will be taking part in the ‘Botanical Art Worldwide’ exhibition organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists and supported by the ‘Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens’

This inaugural worldwide event, which will take place in many countries simultaneously, will bring together artists, institutions, and the public to highlight the role contemporary botanical artists play in bringing attention to the need of safe-guarding our planet’s botanical diversity.

Our exhibition - ‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora’ will take place from 30 March - 1 July 2018 at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. It will then travel to:

Wellington Botanic Gardens from 1 August - 9 September 2018

Millennium Gallery, Blenheim from 3 November - 9 December 2018

Other venues are still to be confirmed.

We are delighted to announce the submissions have been judged. 50 artworks by 39 artists have been chosen to hang at the first Botanical Art Worldwide exhibition. Alongside these will be work by selected Auckland Secondary students.

For more information about artists and works selected





 Photo credits L-R Sandra Morris (photos 1&3) Rebecca Brown Thompson (2&4) Pixabay (5)