Julia groves

Artist biography




Member of The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium.


Member of ICENI Botanical Artists


Member of The Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society


2018      Royal College of Physicians - Publication of ‘The Illustrated College Herbal’ Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618,   and the accompanying Exhibition in August. 

                Illustrating the medicinal plants that were used 400 years ago to make medicines for the College Physicians. They range from watercolours on paper and vellum, to pencil drawings and lithographs, to pen and ink.


2018      The Iceni Botanical Artist Exhibtion at 'The Apex' in Bury St Edmunds.


2018      The Association of British Botanical Artists exhibition the Uk part of the 'Botanical Art Worldwide UK Event – celebrating UK native plants, at The Ruskin Gallery, Lancaster University. 


2018      ‘Florum’ - Botanical Art Exhibition, Goodnestone Park and Gardens, Kent.


2018      ‘Iceni Botanical Artists’ Exhibitions, Babylon Gallery, Ely.


2017      The Rose and Other Stories – Solo Exhibition, The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, Kent.


2017      The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition.              


2016     ‘FLORUM’, Selected Botanical Art Exhibition, Kent Wildlife Trust Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, Kent.


2016     September. Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society               Exhibition at the Atichoke Gallery, Ticehurst


2016   Winner of the 'Kent Creative Award' for my Art Practice in the Visual Arts Category


2016   May   'Time' - MAW Group show at the Maidstone Museum Bentliff  Art Gallery.


2015   'Edge'  - 'Making Art Work' Group Exhibition at Below 65 Gallery in Maidstone


2015   Art Market ME14. selected Art Fair stand. September.


2015   Portfolio of work accepted by the RHS Selection Panel meeting in June, for exhibiting at an RHS Botanical Art Show.


2015   'SOIL" Group  Show at The Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent. January.


2014   'RESPONSE' - Making Art Work Group Show  - new drawing -  'streams' a work inspired by The Lyminge Archaeological Project and the Museums Anglo-Saxon collection.at the Bentliff Art Gallery, Maidstone Museum, September. see MAW website for details and photos from this show



2014  On Tap, a new site responsive work - 'the wolf and the butterfly',  part of the 'Making Art Work' Group Show at The Brewery Tap, Folkestone. June.


2014 Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster,London, May

2013 Volume One : briefs and proposals.
The Foraged Book Project Exhibition.

Primary Studios, Nottingham, October 11th to 19th


2013 Mascalls Gallery - Group Exhibition. Ko-Ax Drawing,
Paddock Wood, Kent. 4th May- 1st June


2013 The Beaney, Canterbury, Text Based Art Exhibition, March


2012 Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme solo show.



2012 The Eden Project, Commission - Coin Art fundraising Image


2009 Open Studio Canterbury Festival


2008 Canterbury Festival Open Exhibition


2007 Canterbury Festival Open Exhibition


1998 Solo Exhibition. 'Living Memory' Installation,
Stoke Newington Midsummer Festival. London


1997 Solo Exhibition, 'Blown' Installation, Hidden Art of Hackney,


1994 Open Studio, Hackney Arts Festival, London


1994 Open Studio, Whitechapel Open Studio Programme, London



1997    City and Guilds Advanced & Intermediate Diplomas in Ceramics


1993    BA Hons 1st class Fine Art, KIAD, Canterbury

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