* The exhibition was postponed due to Covid-19 but will open to the public Saturday 25 July ending Sunday 2 August. Open daily from 10AM-4PM.
Three of my digital collage artworks have been selected for display in the Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, as part of the PL💚 NTS exhibition in March/April 2020.
Artwork by Neha Gupte @theblckpen
The theme of the exhibition is our love of plants and the essential role they play in our lives.
Plants give us life. They make our air, our food, our clothes and our homes. Without them life would cease to exist. The Royal Botanic Garden is a living collection of thousands of plants in Sydney’s CBD. This oasis is the city’s lungs, the green heart of Sydney and Australia’s oldest scientific institution.
PL❤NTS is a brand new exhibition in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, brought to you by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For this exhibition, we are shining a spotlight on the incredible diversity of plants living here and around the world. And we’re also telling the story of their friends: the many pollinators that disperse seeds and keep the Gardens humming.
Excerpt from https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/plantswithaheart
My happy publicity shot for the exhibition
My small garden is a place of rest and a source for personal and artistic growth. My recent works explore aspects of my garden and its place personally, globally and historically.
The three works that will be hung in the PL💚 NTS exhibition further develop my garden imagery in the traditions of Trompe l’oeil and Baroque still life painting. These digital constructions incorporate personal symbols in new narratives about what I wish for the world.
Idyll 39cm x 50cm Digital on paper
Prosperity 39cm x 50cm Digital on paper
Sanctuary 39cm x 50cm Digital on paper