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Super Nature 2021

London's first contemporary art fair inspired by the joy of plants returns for a second year at the Garden Museum.

This boutique art fair will show a curated selection of artists whose work celebrates the joy of plants, flowers and gardens. From oil paintings to photography, collages to print-making, the fair will offer an abundance of affordable art to appeal to both garden and art lovers alike.

Held in the impressive setting of the Garden Museum’s historic Grade 2* listed building, visitors to Super Nature will also have the chance to participate in botanically-inspired workshops.

Workshops

Sketchbook Superflowers with Tessa Pearson
Saturday 22 May, two workshops available: 10.30am – 12pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
£35, includes entry to Super Nature
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Chinese Ink Painting
Sunday 23 May, two workshops available: 10.30am – 12pm, 2.30pm – 4pm
£35, includes entry to Super Nature
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Ticket info

Tickets are available by online pre-booking only. Please select your time slot when booking. You may arrive at any time during your chosen half hour entry slot. Please note that tickets are limited in order to maintain social distancing.

As tickets are sold by the half hour, we are encouraging a steady flow of people, and would anticipate your visit to the fair to be around an hour and a half (not including workshops or visits to the Garden Café).

Please read our Visitors’ Charter and Q&As for the measures we’ve put in place to ensure your visit to the Museum is safe and enjoyable.

Artists

  • Anita Gwynn

    Anita Gwynn

  • Clover Robin

    Clover Robin

    Clover Robin is a collage artist and illustrator. She grew up in glorious Devon, England before training and graduating from Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007, followed by a Master's from Central Saint Martins in 2009 in Future Textile Design. This time studying and then a short spell working in commercial fashion and interior design cemented her passion for a more craft-based approach. Clover has always been fascinated by shapes, colours and textures along with working with her hands so was naturally drawn to collage and mark making. Exploring this medium, Clover intuitively started creating illustrative artwork inspired by her great love of the outdoors and a childhood of woodland walks, countryside rambles, and fossil hunting by the sea.
    Clover enjoys applying her distinctive hand-crafted technique across multiple projects and has created artwork for branding, editorial, fashion and publishing. She is also a passionate member of the craft community and exhibits and sells her work at shows and fairs across the country.
    After over 10 years living in London Clover has recently relocated back to Devon, and the main source of her inspiration.

  • Hannah Brown

    Hannah Brown

    Hannah Brown is known for framing things of beauty and intrigue. Many of her chosen subjects hold a nostalgic connection. Hannah treats her subjects like museum exhibits, choosing complementary background colours for each chosen object and creating beautiful unique waxed box frames to accommodate them.

    Coming from an interiors/printed textiles background, Hannah often works alongside interior designers. The pieces can either work as a collection within a gallery wall or simply hung alone setting their own context.

    Hannah will be exhibiting her botanical series, including both dried pieces and preserved specimens.

    www.hannahbrowninteriors.co.uk

  • Hannah McVicar

    Hannah McVicar

    Hannah is a Bristol-based Artist and Printmaker, specialising in modern botanical prints and illustrations. She uses multi-media printmaking to illustrate plants in all their forms. Hannah has been producing botanical illustrations for books, magazines and packaging for the past sixteen years and is nationally known for the work that she has produced for Gardens Illustrated magazine and the RHS.

    www.hannahmcvicar.com

  • Julia Langley

    Julia Langley

    Born in Penang, Malaysia. Lives and works in London. Studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art.
    Plants are the starting point for paintings made on canvas and wooden panels which are based on photographic images sourced and collected from old gardening, wildlife and nature books.
    Colour is an important part of the process, often reduced then balanced and flattened so that the paintings have a unified surface that recall textiles or wallpapers.
    Scale varies from small, intimate detailed pieces with complex patterns to larger pieces where the space is more open. A sense of otherworldliness is found through the act of painting.

    www.jklangley.com

  • Kevin Dutton

    Kevin Dutton

    Kevin is a botanical artist, creating photographic studies of plants and flowers grown in his garden and allotment in South London and inspired by classical painting and illustration. His high resolution, hyperreal limited edition prints are exhibited and collected worldwide. Kevin has won a gold medal at the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show and is a botanical photography course tutor at the V&A, London and West Dean College, Sussex.

    www.kevindutton.net

  • Kitty Rice

    Kitty Rice

    Kitty Rice is a painter. She paints botanical watercolours from life, often enlarging their scale and floating them in weightless space. This series for Super Nature is influenced by ‘the violet hour’ of the day which is written about in T.S Elliot’s The Wasteland. Her paintings depict particular flowers which link her to people she loves. In addition to painting, she also designs textiles under the studio name Minka. Kitty is currently studying on The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School.

    https://www.minkaprints.com/

  • Mary Petherick

    Mary Petherick

    I am a Shropshire-London based artist whose work explores the natural form using colour and line. Working with predominantly inks and pastels, I am fascinated in how a simple line can create structure and presence in a drawing. Inspired by my home and garden, I enjoy translating natural shapes into linear works that highlight the beauty and simplicity of their forms. I find my most powerful drawings are the ones where my hand simply floats over the paper, the line drawing itself. Working with ink allows a certain freedom that other mediums, for me, lack, and this is one of the reasons I enjoy working with it.

    www.marypetherickart.com

  • Rachel Dein

    Rachel Dein

    Rachel Dein makes plaster casts of plants and flowers. These botanical castings reflect her desire to capture the ephemeral. They track the progress of the seasons, marking the plants at the moment when they are most alive. The plants tell a story of a fleeting moment of glory before they fade away and die, their texture, pattern and delicacy, rendered rich in the plaster casting.
    After studying Fine Art at Middlesex University she worked as a propmaker. Rachel began exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014. She was artist-in-residence for the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor Gardens 2018-19. Commissions include: Raymond Blanc’s restaurant Jardin Blanc, Huishan Zhang’s Mayfair boutique, Hide restaurant in Piccadilly, and for Lord and Lady Northampton’s hotel, the Falcon Castle Ashby. Rachel’s private commissions are held in collections around the world.

  • Sarah Dee Barrett

    Sarah Dee Barrett

    The work I have made over the past year is inspired by walks around the Hackney Marshes during lockdown. Paintings have documented paths taken, colours emerging over the seasons and new aspects of common scenes revealing themselves. I am naturally drawn to exaggerated colours; using an almost psychedelic palette to bring small photos on my phone to life. The style I have developed balances an interest in tiny detail with loose paint marks and gestures.

    I studied Art & Design at Leeds College of Art & Design and have mainly exhibited in Leeds and London. My first solo show is planned for 2021.

    www.instagram.com/sarahdeebarrettart

  • Sheila Sather

    Sheila Sather

    I collect natural objects found on walks not knowing how or when I will use them. My work is to arrange them into highly ordered frameworks in order to reveal their contrasts and harmonies.

    Seemingly identical objects are in fact individual and distinct and must be selected with care. Of two very similar objects, only one is precisely right for its place in an artwork.

    As children we brought natural objects to school and put them on the Nature Table as treasures to be wondered at. I offer the contrast between the wildness and variety of the found objects and the rigid structure of my tables.

  • Tessa Pearson

    Tessa Pearson

    Tessa studied Printed Textile design at UCA Farnham and the RCA, and now uses printmaking and mixed media as her preferred medium, working mostly on paper creating bold abstract paintings and silkscreen monotypes. Known for her exceptional use of colour, recent work is from studies of patterns and colour experienced in inspirational gardens and interpreted in her very recognisable style.

Image: Tessa Pearson