Emma Tennant exhibited last Easter in the Art & Ornament exhibition at Dalkeith Palace. The exhibition by the Master Carvers’ Association & Friends is a celebration of present day art and craft in recognition of Grinling Gibbons, the eminent 17th century carver.
Emma Tennant has recently helped raise much appreciated funds for the Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends’ Society from four screenings of Ben Wood’s documentary film Emma Tennant, Artist and Gardener, and a small pop up exhibition held at Ventnor Arts Club on the Isle of Wight.
Emma’s exhibition A Celebration of Gardening was held at Soane Britain this autumn to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and London Craft Week. Like Soane’s founder and creative director Lulu Lytle, Emma believes that art and craft should live alongside one another and be celebrated equally. She exhibited recent paintings and rag rugs amongst Soane’s inspiring collection.
Missing nothing in her own garden in 2020, Emma Tennant recorded her time spent in isolation in Emma Tennant, An Artist’s Journal of the Plague Year, which is now viewable via an e-catalogue. With characteristic optimism Emma commented ‘The fine weather in spring and early summer was a blessing and, with few distractions, I had plenty of time to work’. Please email me to receive a copy.
Image opposite ~ Iris japonica and Iris confusa
Emma exhibits regularly. Early exhibitions were held at Mallett on Bond Street. More recent shows include Emma Tennant at Chatsworth (2013), Plants with Provenance (Fine Art Society 2015), Emma Tennant, Artist and Gardener (Sotheby’s 2018) to celebrate the preview screening of the documentary film of the same name and A Botanical Tour of Great Britain (Garden Museum 2019) – for details of any of these please email me.