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Iceni Botanical Artists: Art Exhibition

30 September 2023 - 13 October 2023


Entry via Cathedral visitor ticket or pass

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Saturday 30 September - Friday 13 October*

Celebrating the life of Queen Etheldreda: Herbals and Harvest
in the Lady Chapel

The Iceni Botanical Artists
(IBA) are a group of artists based in East Anglia. The members use a wide range of styles, techniques and mediums to depict the plant world, as well as striving for botanical excellence. Their aim is to promote the creation and enjoyment of botanical art and illustration. Some of their members have work held in National collections at Kew and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Each year the IBA have one or two exhibitions, usually in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire. This year they are proud to be able to exhibit in the Lady Chapel for the first time, as part of the Cathedral's year to celebrate the life of Queen Etheldreda. The theme of the exhibition will reflect her life in flowers and plants, the recently planted Ely Physic Garden, and Harvest Festival celebrations.

All the work exhibited will be for sale, as well as cards, prints, and an IBA 2024 calendar. Two workshops will be held during the exhibition for those interested in learning about botanical art, or for the more experienced to refine existing skills. These workshops can be booked via the links below:

5 October: Botanical Drawing in Ink workshop
12 October: Design & Paint an Illuminated Letter

For more about the IBA, member artists and examples of their work visit their website

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Botanical Drawing in Ink Workshop

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Design & Paint an Illuminated Letter Workshop

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