Artist Biography

 

CAREER

                                                                               

Freelance Botanic Artist - 2008-current

Tour Manager, Australians Studying Abroad - 2009-current

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

                                                                               

Société Française d'illustration Botanique, Paris, France

Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

Mt Macedon Horticultural Society, Victoria, Australia

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

                                                                               

An Inquisitive Eye: the botanical art of Craig Lidgerwood - Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne 2012

Small Wonders – Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2015 - Black Anther Gallery, Woodend

Natural Obsession: botanic art of Craig Lidgerwood - Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne 2016-2017

 

                                                                               

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

                                                                               

The Art of Botanic Illustration 2010 - Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Botanica 2012 - Sydney Botanic Gardens

Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian Botanical Art - Ballarat Art Gallery 2012

The Art of Botanic Illustration 2012 - Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Botanica 2013 - Sydney Botanic Gardens

From the Forest to the Foreshore - Melbourne Botanic Gardens 2013

The Art of Botanical Illustration 2014 - Melbourne Botanic Gardens

17th World Conference of Rose Societes - Lyon Botanic Gardens, France 2015

reframing Nature – Natural History Exhibition - Melbourne Botanic Gardens 2015

Les Journes des Plantes - ‘Jardin gourmand’ - Domaine de Chantilly, France 2016

The Art of Botanical Illustration – A New Direction 2016 - Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Journees des Plantes – ‘Jardinez en Technicolor’ - Domaine de Chantilly, France 2017

reframing Nature – Natural History Exhibition - Melbourne Botanic Gardens 2017

The Art of Botanical Illustration – 2018 - Melbourne Botanic Gardens

 

 

BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

                                                           

Dicksonia Rare Plants Manual - Hyland House Publications 2008

Influential Australian Garden People: their stories - Anne Virginia Vale 2016

MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

                                                                               

Art Nation - ‘Craig Lidgerwood: My Secret Art Life’ ABC Television 2010

Bendigo Advertiser - ‘Garden delivers Rare Beauty’ Fairfax Media 2014

The Gardening Magazine - ‘Painting Cactus’ September 2014

The Garden Drum - ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration' October 2014

HMA News Magazine - ‘Living Art – Botanic Artist Craig Lidgerwood’ Horticultural Media Australia 2014

Lifestyle in the Macedon Ranges - ‘A Botanical Breed’ April 2016

 

                                                                       

EVENTS      

                                                          

The Gardener’s Library - Melbourne International Flower Show 2014, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Small Wonders Art Lecture & Lunch - Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Ethic Cafe, Woodend 2015

 

 

EDUCATION

                                         

Drawing & Watercolour, Council of Adult Education, Melbourne - 1989-90

Botanic art & illustration, Anita Barley, Woodend - 2006-2012

Botanic art & illustration, Anita Barley, Kate Nolan, John Pastoriza-Pinol - Mt Macedon Horticultural Society - 2013-2017

Botanic Art & illustration workshops, Diane Emery, Suzanna Blaxhil, Fiona McKinnon, Margaret Castle, Agathe Ravet-Haevermans - 2008-2011

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