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Lecture - Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China - Ms. Sally Grace Bunker and Professor Richard Saunders

  • Penisula Hotel, Garden Suite Salisbury Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Hong Kong (map)

In this talk, the speakers talk of their new book Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China, for which Sally Bunker painted numerous original tree paintings. Some of these stunning paintings will be displayed at the talk.

By way of introduction, Sally explains how she became a botanical artist and what it has involved, illustrated by her original sketch books. Sally together with Professor Richard Saunders then discuss the rich tree diversity of Hong Kong and Southern China, and why this book is a heritage book for Hong Kong and a testament to the beauty and biodiversity we have in our city.

The Speakers

Born in UK 1949, Sally Bunker came to HK with family 1979. A former School Principal and keen naturalist, always involved in many environmental issues in HK. Changed career 10 years ago to dedicate her time to botanical painting, in order to record the beauty of HK flora. After years of study and honing her artistic skills, was awarded Fellowship of the UK Society of Botanical Artists. Has spent 7 years workingalongside HKU to produce a definitive book of 100 of HK’snative trees, requiring much fieldwork and scientific study to mark seasonal changes and show the beauty of the trees.

Professor Richard Saunders is also from the United Kingdom and is Professor of Botany at the University of Hong Kong, where he has been a Lecturer since 1992. He did his BSc in Plant Biology at the University of St Andrews, MSc at the University of Reading and PhD at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of eight books, 110 journal articles and 26 other book chapters on Botany. He is co-author of Portraits of Trees of Hong Kong and Southern China.

Time: Reception desk opens at 6:30 p.m.; talk starts 7:00 p.m.

Admission: RAS Members $200; Non-Members / Guests $250

Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place.