The 11th “Art of Nature” exhibition, to be opened by Shane Rattenbury today, sees more than 25 artists from NSW, Victoria, and the ACT exhibiting more than 70 works, and they’re all members of Wildlife and Botanical Artists Inc.
Established more than 14 years ago in Canberra, WABA’s goal is to bring artists, scientists and environmentalists together to promote an appreciation of our natural wildlife and botanical heritage.
Canberra president of WABAN, Julia Landford, tells “CityNews”, they’re awarding prizes this year valued at more than $2000 in 11 categories, recognising excellence for traditional and contemporary interpretations of botanical and wildlife subject matter.
This 2013 members’ annual exhibition presents contemporary and traditional realist interpretations of flora and fauna, and this year focuses on small-format original works that will be appealing and affordable for all nature lovers. Works will feature birds, beetles, bugs, botanical specimens and more.
“Art of Nature”, March 9-20 at CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. Opening night party tonight, Thursday, March 7 at 6pm, all invited.