Call for Natural History and Botanical Artists - reFraming Nature 2017

Hello WABA members,

Each year, the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens (FRBG) Melbourne present an art exhibition in October.  In 2017, the theme of the exhibition will be natural history entitled reFraming Nature 2017 held in Melbourne from October 7-22.

The exhibition covers topics such as ferns, fungi, insects, butterflies, marine life, pond life, shells, birds, fossils, amphibians as well as botanical subjects (not flower focussed) such as fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts and leaves.  All the paintings and drawings exhibited aim to be as scientifically accurate and detailed as possible while expressing at the same time artistic vision and creative individuality.

We would like to encourage as many artists as possible to enter works and hence would appreciate you distributing this message to any botanical or natural history artists in your region via email or newsletter.

Official entry rules can be obtained from our website (  Entry forms will be available on our website a few months before the entry due date of September 1, 2017.  For further information or to join our email list, please email

Additionally, we have a growing database of botanical artists who we regularly correspond with.  If there is an activity in your area that may be of interest to botanical and natural history artists, please let us know so that I can pass the information on to them.

Thank you for your time.

Andrew Carr

Convenor, Illustrators Group, FRBG Melbourne.


reFraming Nature 2017 at a glance:

Date: 7-22 October

Where: Domain House Gallery, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne 3004 (Behind the Shrine of Remembrance)

Times: 10am - 4pm daily

Admission: free (although a gold coin donation will help with our fundraising efforts)

All framed works are for sale as well as artists cards, unframed originals and prints