Events & Publications


May 12, 2014

The Joyce Cuming Presentation Award

Prize winners at the Society of Botanical Artist's Annual Exhibition 2014. A legacy from Joyce Cuming – a sterling silver Almoner’s plate.
Winner - Sue Wickison BA (Hons) SBA GM CBM 2010 for Arisarum Proboscideum Read more...


November 19, 2013

'Black and White in Colour' at Kew Gardens - a review

The theme is one of opposites and contrasts, the aim to show the variations in colour within an apparently restricted palette. The contrasts include the scale of their paintings and the variety of their subject matter – with plants from the northern and southern hemispheres, exotic and familiar, critically endangered to popular and wide-spread species. Read more...


October 12, 2013

2013 Exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery , Royal Botanic, Gardens Kew

Exhibition 'Black and White In Colour' at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, London, UK, will explore the subtleties of the great range of “black” and “white” in the plant world. Sue has paintings in both the Shirley Sherwood and Isaac Sutton Collections. Read more...


July 1, 2013

Farsetia Linearis

Neither of interest to grazers nor the flamboyant specimen I had hoped for as an artist with its dried stems and leaves with rolled margins, but under the microscope the tiny 10mm flowers revealed a beauty of their own.

The transparent division within the pods carried overlapping lines of winged seeds and the subdued tones of the plant reflected the subtle palette of the desert. Read more...


June 7, 2013

Aponogeton ranunculiflorus

In February 2012 I was extremely fortunate to travel to a very remote location in southern Africa.

The Sehlabathebe National Park, high in the mountains of Lesotho, is home to a critically endangered tiny water lily Aponogeton ranunculiflorus. It is only found in the restricted area of the park and in a few locations in South Africa. Read more...


October 12, 2012

Diamond Jubilee 'Splash' Exhibition

Watercolour New Zealand’s National 2012 annual exhibition, Diamond Jubilee ‘Splash’, to celebrate the 60 year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was opened by the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, on October 12.

Sue was invited as a guest artist. Read more...


April 9, 2010

Illustrious career describing plants - international effort

A botanical illustrator who was brought up in West Africa depicts a South American plant being grown in the Dunedin Botanic Garden winter garden glasshouse in an illustration and successfully submits it to this year's Margaret Flockton Exhibition in Sydney.

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December 6, 2008

Sue Wickison at Royal Horticultural Society show, Gold Medal

Exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society show in December 2008, Sue was awarded a gold medal for a body of work on the genus Arisaema.

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June 10, 2007

Bringing Adam's Mistletoe (Trilepedia adamsii) back to life

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network - June 2007 Sue was commissioned to paint an illustration from herbarium specimens of an extinct New Zealand mistletoe, Trilepidea adamsii, for the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.

This painting is being used to heighten the awareness of native flora and is to be used for the Individual Conservation Achievement Award which is given each year to recognize excellence in the field of plant conservation. Read more...


April 12, 2007

Solo exhibition at Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park

The success of Sue’s exhibition at New Zealand House in London 2006 was followed by an invitation to present a five-week solo exhibition at Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park in April and May 2007.


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