A number of Victoria’s finest Art Societies come together at the Show to exhibit & sell their beautiful pieces of work. The artists are on site throughout the five days of the Show to assist with any questions you may have, and explain the motivation behind their work. Head upstairs to the Gallery Precinct to pick up an original piece of art.
All artwork is available to be purchased and taken home on the same day.
2019 Art Societies:
Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group (GECAG)
Since its inception in 1963, Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group (GECAG) has been an active participant in Melbourne’s vibrant artistic life. GECAG’s display at the Melbourne international Flower and Garden Show features a diverse selection of its member’s works inspired by the love of nature, by the vision of the beauty of nature’s unique creations, and by the joy of the artistic process.
Box Hill Art Group
The Box Hill Art Group are all about fostering the art and joy of painting and drawing. It is ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced artists. They hold six classes a week during term time where experienced tutors guide you to better painting and drawing at your own pace. The group also holds demonstrations, workshops, paint outs, competitions, exhibitions and life drawing sessions.
The Botanical Art Society of Australia
The Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA) is a non-profit association which aims to foster and promote the development of botanical art nationwide and to bring together people who have a love of plants and of the botanical art form. Botanical Art can be described as a liaison between the disciplines of art and science. Specifically, the aim is to capture the essence of the plant; its form, texture and growth habits, in a two-dimensional medium such as painting and drawing.
Ringwood Art Society
Ringwood Art Society was established in 1966 by a small group of dedicated artists who shared a passion for art and liked to get together to paint. More than 50 years later they are a much larger group who still share a passion for art and a dedication to sharing our experiences in a friendly creative way.
The Northern Artists
The Northern Artists is an established co-operative of like-minded artists who work and live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Its members are independent practitioners who collaborate on projects which complement their individual studio practices. They are painters, photographers, ceramicists, printmakers, illustrators and sculptors who work in a range of mediums in a variety of styles.
Thou Art Mum (TAM)
Tam is a network of over 30 female artists based in the North East of Melbourne who collaborate to inspire each other and create dynamic group exhibitions. Established in 2005, as part of a Landmark Education project completed by Katiuska Cruz, the network was created to allowed artists who were mothers to exhibit annually. Katiuska identified that as a group, the opportunities for the women opened up enormously. For the 2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, 26 TAM members have created 150 artworks with 24 mediums, including acrylic, resin, graphite, gouache, pastel, glass mosaic, cyanotype, mixed media, photogravure, pyrography, oil, watercolour, ink, photography, kiln formed glass, silverpoint and prints.
TBIRD Art is art created by Tarli Bird who gains inspiration from visiting both Monet’s garden in Giverny and gardens in Australia. Combining traditional painting and hand embroidery with instantaneous spray paint she references the changing nature of our society where over time labour and time enduring processes have been replaced with instantaneous and simplified processes. However, despite these changes the artistic origin remains the same of being obsessed with communicating colour, light and pattern.