Artisans from the Sutherland Shire to feature in Royal Botanic Garden exhibition

Three Sutherland Shire artisans will feature in the 2017 Artisans in the Garden exhibition in a nine-day celebration of the natural world at the Royal Botanic Garden.

The exhibition will run from October 14 to 22 at Lion Gate Lodge with free entry to the public in a showcase of some of Australia’s most creative talents as well as a selection of emerging talents.

The event includes more than 2000 pieces featuring sculpture works, ceramics, glass, photography, jewellery and textiles from just 44 selected artisans.

Loretta Casaceli from Caringbah will exhibit hand-built ceramic hares.

Yvette Linton-Smith from Bundeena will showcase a jewellery collection inspired by the flora of the Royal National Park.

Deborah McGinn also from Caringbah will exhibit hand-dyed scarves.

“I can’t think of an exhibition that offers such a diverse range,” curator Lucette Moore said.

“All 2000 works are for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $20,000, so it’s the perfect opportunity to purchase a significant artwork from a sought-after name or a talented emerging artisan well on their way to prominence.”

A share of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens which supports horticulture, conservation and scientific research and education programs.