Doryanthes excelsa or Gymea lily by Angela Lober

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The annual showcase of artworks which explore our complex and remarkable relationship with plants returns for its 17th year this weekend.

Featuring works by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists Botanica is considered one of the foremost exhibitions of its kind. This year the exhibition draws inspiration from the plant world’s role in life and death.

As curator Judy Dunstan explained these artworks weren’t simply chosen for their beauty.

“Works were selected on the basis that they accurately represent the form and botany of the chosen subject, adequately convey the characteristics of the species or variety, and are pleasing, balanced and considered works of art. They must also be identified and named accurately according to standard botanical practices.”

Local Glebe resident and artist Angela Lober has been selected as one of the artists to display their works during the prestigious Botanica exhibition.

May 6-28, 10am-4pm. Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney. FREE. Info: