Evening Talk – Botanical Illustration from Cave Drawings to the present

  • Thursday 21 October
  • Location: Museum of Royal Worcester

From 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

‘A History of Botanical Illustration from Cave Drawings to the present‘ by botanical artist, tutor and Chair of the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration, Debbie Devauden.  Join us for a glass of wine and an entertaining illustrated scamper through history,  touching on techniques used, hearing about plant hunters who travelled the world on hazardous journeys to bring back new specimens, medicine and the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, who taught herself to paint and illustrated two volumes at the Chelsea Physic Garden to get her husband out of debtors prison.

You will have an opportunity to look around the Museum and the exhibition before the the talk starts.

This talk is part of the programme accompanying our exhibition Botanical Treasures: inspiration from nature in porcelain and on paper which explores the long tradition of decorating Worcester porcelain with fruits and flowers through a collaboration with contemporary artists from the GSBI, supported by the Finnis Scott Foundation.

£9, £6 for Friends of the Museum/GSBI members CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TALK TICKET

Debbie is also leading a full-day practical introduction to botanical art at the Museum on Saturday 25 September, suitable for complete beginners.

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