BISCOT is an exhibition of contemporary botanical illustration that is held annually.
This Scottish-based exhibition promotes excellence in botanical painting and illustration. It gives both national and international artists an opportunity to exhibit in Edinburgh and presents new and original botanical work. Most of the artwork shown is painted in watercolour although coloured pencil, gouache, graphite and ink are also accepted.
BISCOT is competitive and certificates are awarded in Gold, Silver-gilt, Silver and Bronze categories by a jury chosen from suitably experienced artists and botanists. Thanks to the Mendum Family and The Binks Trust, the unique Mary Mendum Medal may also be awarded for an exhibit of exceptional quality.
BISCOT is run entirely by volunteers with the support of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. Funds are raised through the sale of cards and prints available at our exhibitions.
We have, unfortunately, been unable to hold an exhibition for some years now but we are hoping to return in 2024 with an exhibition entitled “BISCOT REVISITED”. We will bring your the details as they become available but we were so excited by our news that we wanted to share it with you as soon as possible.
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