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Liz Butler RWS, The Topiarist’s Garden, watercolour Liz Butler RWS painting at Chelsea Flower Show 2014 David Brayne RWS, Rosemoor II, watercolour

Cultivation & Creativity

5 16 November 2014

Private View: Thursday 6 November, 6 8pm

Bankside Gallery is delighted to present Cultivation & Creativity which showcases works featuring the four Royal

Horticultural Society gardens as seen by Royal Watercolour Society artists. The RWS was founded in 1804, and like

the RHS, celebrates its 210th anniversary in 2014. Works will reflect the changing seasons and the life of the gardens,

and the exhibition will show an exciting and diverse range of responses, from the figurative to the abstract.

Every artist in this exhibition has a strong personal voice. They all work in many different water based media, and the

range of methods and materials used will intrigue and surprise. Participating artists will include Richard Bawden, son of

war artist Edward Bawden, June Berry, a celebrated watercolourist now in her 90th year, Liz Butler a highly accomplished

botanical artist, Francis Bowyer renowned teacher at the Royal Academy Schools, recently returned from recording life

at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, and Sophie Knight elected to the RWS at only 24 years of age, who is best known for

her wet-on-wet watercolour paintings.

In addition, RWS artists will be exhibiting their paintings at The Glasshouse Gallery at RHS Wisley from 19 30

November 2014 and will display a selection of their works in the RHS Great London Plant Fair on 14 15 April 2015 at

the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Visitor Information:

Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1980, Bankside Gallery is an educational charity and is home of the Royal

Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter – Printmakers.

Open daily 11am 6pm | Free Admission

48 Hopton Street | London SE1 9JH | 020 7928 7521

For further information please contact:

Celeste Ricci |