FABI Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Trudy Paap was one of 82 South African botanical artists invited to exhibit their work portraying indigenous plants species at the Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition being held at the Everard Reid Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg from 17 May - 9 June. The exhibition is being hosted by the Botanical Artists Association of South Africa of which Trudy is a member. Trudy’s pencil sketch of an Elephantorrhiza elephantina seed pod was also on display during the Tree and Wood Art exhibition organised as part of the FABI 20th Anniversary celebrations earlier this year.

The opening of the exhibition on 17 May was attended by Dr Trudy Paap, Proff Mike Wingfield and Wilhelm de Beer along with Dr Andrew Liebhold, Dr Alberto Santini and Prof Jeremy Allison (who were guests of FABI at the TPCP Symposium), Josephine Queffelec and Morné Booij-Liewes.

The exhibit is a groundbreaking collaboration between botanical artists, organisations and institutions worldwide creating and exhibiting botanical artworks of native plants found in 25 participating countries. The exhibition also celebrates Worldwide Day of Botanical Art on 18 May when all countries exhibits will be on view simultaneously.

Find out more about this wonderful exhibition by clicking here.