An exhibition not to miss

Artists Vaun Monk, Marion Oke, Craig Udgerwood, Cherie Linaker and Megan Jones get ready for the exhibition (Damjan Janevski). 395228_04

Mount Macedon and District Horticultural Society’s botanic artists are busy preparing for the biennial Botanic Art exhibition this April.

For more than a decade the society has been supporting an active group of talented artists many who exhibit both nationally and internationally, including at Royal Botanic Gardens, the Hunt Institute in America and the Royal Botanic Gardens in London.

Through this decade-long history, these artists adopt a contemporary approach, style, and a wish to capture the biodiversity of plants found in the natural landscape and historic gardens.

This latest exhibition will be held at the Mount Macedon Horticultural Hall from April 13 to 18, and attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase original works and admire the diversity of approaches.

Group member Craig Lidgerwwod said being a part of the society is fantastic and helps everyone with feedback and ideas.

“We’ve been actively painting here for the last 15 years and at least two days a week we get together and paint,” he said.

“It’s a very scientific way of approaching art, it’s a mix of art and science, we’ve had botanic artists in the area for over 100 years.”

The exhibition hours are 10am-4.30pm, Saturday to Tuesdays, inclusive of Anzac Day.