Modern Nature at The Drawing Room 1-27 Rodney Place, London SE17 1PP
2 May – 7 July 2019
Modern Nature explores our interaction and fascination with plants in relation to aspects of social change, personal well-being and scientific research. The exhibition brings together drawings never before exhibited in the UK by historical artists Hilma af Klint and Margaret Mee, alongside works by contemporary international artists, including self-styled botanist Alberto Baraya and explorer, activist and artist Mark Dion.
Also included are unique works on paper by Simryn Gill and Christine Ödlund, diary entries by filmmaker, diarist and gardener Derek Jarman, anthropomorphised botanical watercolours by David Thorpe and an exuberant newly commissioned wall drawing by Viktor Timofeev, which together consider the notion of care in relation to man’s interdependency with plant life.
For further information https://drawingroom.org.uk/exhibitions/modern-nature
A new exhibition Gardens & Well-being: an Islamic Perspective at the Aga Khan Foundation in Kings Cross ‘explores the diversity of parks and gardens in Muslim societies, past and present, and the ways they form part of our human heritage’.
Open Mondays to Fridays 10am-5pm at the Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN
For further information Aga Khan Foundation
Worth a Thousand Words at the RHS Lindley Library, 80, Vincent Square, SW1 2PE. 20 May – 26 July 2019
‘This spectacular display brings together a selection of the finest botanical artworks recently acquired by the RHS Lindley Collections. It explores the ways in which contemporary artists continue to raise standards and push the boundaries of botanical illustration’.
Open Mondays to Fridays 10.00 – 17.00. Admission Free. For further information visit RHS Lindley Library.
Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June 2019
THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN IN ENGLAND (in association with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education).
The ‘Picturesque Garden’ is one of England’s most distinctive contributions to garden history, but it is difficult to define. What is the Picturesque? How does it relate to wider perceptions of the landscape? How did people try to create it? How was it received at the time, and how has it been received subsequently? How are Picturesque gardens managed today? For further information and to book visit: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/the-picturesque-garden-in-england?31HCR