The Best Chelsea Flower Show Inspired Exhibitions

Abigail Hartshorn, Town & Country, May 18, 2018

'This month, London is blooming with botanical exhibitions to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, from floral artworks by emerging and established contemporary artists to installations designed to bring nature into communal areas and champion charitable causes.


Elsewhere, the exhibition Natural Selection: New Botanical Collages is being held at Mayfair’s Lyndsey Ingram Gallery (10 May to 15 June). This solo show of Jane Hammond’s work delves into the history of flower painting and traditional botanical prints. Hammond’s collages are crafted through a combination of painting, photography, found objects and digital imagery – a multimedia approach the artist describes as “foraging”, comparable to making a flower arrangement. In her Champagne Bucket with Black Fritillaria, for example, she uses lithography, digital printing, coloured pencils, sumi ink and watercolour.'