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Nov 10, 2020
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Fantastic discussion today and thank you to all our attendees. A special thank you to Martin for such an interesting and thought provoking talk. We look forward to the next topic. So.... log in as a Member and pop your thoughts down here. Elaine :)
Purely Botanical? - Fuzzy Edges!

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ABA
Jul 25, 2019
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It’s 11am day two and it looks like the RHS has ordered in a few more industrial fans to circulate some air in the greenhouse. Skirts, shorts and sandell's seem to be the dress of the day and I am sure the odd swimmers will appear as the thermometer climbs. The medals have been awarded and the talent on display is stunning. If you have never been to this exhibition pop it in your calendar for next year or at least add it to your bucket list. A common theme from all the artists you speak to is a passion for botanical art and many years of applying paint to paper. It’s the three P’s Passion, Patience and Perseverance. What is really sad is the ephemeral nature of the exhibition that come 5pm today, this fabulous work will be taken down, packed in boxes and disappear from the public eye. No visual record either online or in print will be left. The hours and years of work disappear to be hung on walls in the artists’ homes away from the public gaze. Maybe we should start a “botanical art loan bank” where artwork is loaned to a wider audience. Show them in public or corporate spaces or private homes so they don’t sit behind the desk or under the bed gathering dust. For a comprehensive coverage of the exhibition head over to Katherine Tyrell’s latest news https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/news
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ABA
May 14, 2019
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Today we introduce a new section to our website. One of our major aims is to promote local events so members and friends of ABBA can meet without travelling large distances. A new "Events" link has been added to the main menu. To kick off this new service one of our Champions, Pamela Taylor, has posted a meet and greet in July as our first Event. So if you live within a comfortable distance of Windsor then put July 20th in your calendar. If you would like to attend you can register so the event organiser has some idea of how many are coming. If you are a member and would like to promote an event that is local to you, then head over to the Members section and look for the "Add ABBA Event" link. The ABBA Team
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ABA
Apr 29, 2019
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A new video link has been added to ABBA TV in the Members area that describes the role botanical art plays in plant identification and record keeping. Well worth a look. The video is on YouTube and can be reached via this link.
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ABA
Feb 21, 2019
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After many months of dreaming, talking and building, the official launch day for the Association of British Botanical Artists is here. I write this with the countdown clock is showing 0 days to go until the 21st March. A date deliberately chosen to coincide with the first day of spring, a new association and a new season. As with the founding of any new group it's not obvious what is going on underneath the surface - the ducks paddling / ice berg thing. The simple things take so much time. We are also trialing some innovative ways of both presenting our members botanical artwork in the ABBA Gallery so we will be really interested in Members feedback. A new twist is "crowd sourcing" resources like courses, artists, groups and materials. This is where our members can directly add these to our website for the benefit of their fellow members. ABBA TV is also something new where we again "crowd source" the best online videos about botanical art or other relevant videos that could be useful for members at any level. For communication we have the simple ABBA email address, our Blog which is right on the front page and this forum. Only members can add to the forum but this is a voice for all our members so please feel free to use it. One of our key founding principles was that ABBA members wanted to engage locally and to this end we have tried to provide the means for this to happen by via online tools and crucially, developing the idea of ABBA Champions who will act as the contact and facilitator of local initiatives. We encourage all our members to engage with these key people and if you would like to become a local champion please contact the ABBA Team. It would be great to have more than one local champion. Since our members are so widely distributed we would love you to let the rest of the ABBA family know what you are doing so use your regional forum to promote your local initiatives and post on this forum for items about ABBA in general. It's your ABBA - engage, enhance enjoy. The ABBA Team
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