Flower Obsession: Plant Collecting in East Asia, 1600s–1900s
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - Sun, 23 Oct 2022
09:00AM - 18:00PM
Singapore Botanic Gardens,
Botanical Art Gallery
1. Guided Exhibition Tours on 08 and 22 October 2022.
2. Flower Obsession Exhibition Catalogue [Available at the Botanical Art Gallery (while stocks last!) and for download here (8mb)]
3. Flower Obsession Postcards [Series of 6 designs, released every 1st Saturday of the Month at the Botanical Art Gallery (while stocks last!)]
'Flower Obsession: Plant Collecting in East Asia, 1600s–1900s' is the first exhibition at the Botanical Art Gallery to feature artworks from two important overseas institutions: Higashiyama Botanical Gardens and the private Soukaen Bunko (Nagoya, Japan). The exhibition includes about 100 items including printed books, manuscripts and photographs dating from the late 1600s to the early 1900s, many of which have not been exhibited outside Japan before.
This is an exciting opportunity to see works that reflect important developments in botanical illustration in East Asia, so come on down to the Botanical Art Gallery at the Singapore Botanic Gardens now!
Venue: Level 1, Botanical Art Gallery (Gallop Extension)
Date: 23 April 2022 to 23 Oct 2022
Time: 9am - 6pm
Closed every last Thursday of the Month
Admission is free
Painting of irises, 1855. Matsudaira Sadatomo, also known as Sakingo. COLLECTION OF SOUKAEN BUNKO
Part 1 of ‘Hyaku kikuzu maki’ [Handscroll with illustrations of 100 chrysanthemums], 2 parts, 1704, manuscript. COLLECTION OF SOUKAEN BUNKO