Local artworks in Royal Botanic Gardens

ARTworks from two prominent local artists will be shown at Sydney’s prestigious Artisans In The Gardens exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens .

Marsfield’s Helen Shin and Hunters Hill’s Nicole Miranda each have a work selected for the October 14 to 22 exhibition at the historic Lion Gate Lodge alongside 44 other selected artists.

Previously from Seoul, Helen’s translucent porcelain lamps were inspired by memories of growing up in South Korea where she watched her mother make beautiful floral lace patterns into dresses for her and her sisters.

When lit, Helen hopes the glow from the lamps will evoke warm feelings.

Nicole paints beautiful floral designs on ceramic tabletops and the metal base of her painting is handmade by a Sydney blacksmith.

The flowers depicted in her paiting can be found at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Curator Lucette Moore and her team have spent almost a year assembling the extraordinary collection from across Australia and entry to the exhibition is free.

“I can’t think of an exhibition that offers such a diverse range,” said Moore.

“All 2,000 works are for sale, with prices ranging from $50 to $20,000, so it’s the perfect opportunity to purchase a significant artwork from a sought-after name or a talented emerging artisan well on their way to prominence.”

A share of the proceeds from the exhibition go to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens with continuing their support of horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

For more information visit the website: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/Artisans-in-the-Gardens

Hunters Hill artist Nicole Miranda’s floral painting is on display in the Royal Botanic Gardens.