1 Apr 2018

New Zealand Botanical Art

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 1 April 2018
  • Listen duration 11:21
  • Download: Ogg|MP3

A new exhibition at Auckland's Botanic Gardens opens our eyes to what we stand to lose with much of our unique plant life at risk of extinction. More than 40 New Zealand botanical artists are among illustrators from 25 countries taking part worldwide in the first international Botanical Art exhibition organised by the American Society of Botanical Artists. The New Zealand component is Ngai Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora opening 30 March in Auckland, before touring to Wellington and Blenheim later this year. We speak to two of the botanical artists Sandra Morris and Lesley Alexander.