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  • Introducing Lisa May, The Botanical’s “artist-in-residence”
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January 22, 2018

Between January and March 2018, The Botanical is pleased to present the works of Lisa May, local Melbourne artist, on the walls of its dining room.

Lisa May creates vibrant, abstract works of art. Using oil and acrylic paints on a printing press, she produces colourful monoprints full of brightness and texture.

Lisa May’s artwork was introduced to The Botanical when the venue decided to refresh the main dining space. Beginning in 2018, the walls of the dining room will act as a gallery space for local artists. Offering an exhibition-style display to upcoming artists, The Botanical will change the artwork seasonally with a focus on exploring different artwork styles and colour palettes. Each season, a young artist will showcase their works on the dining room walls; a selection of each artist’s work will also be printed on the cover of The Botanical’s menu.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa May’s art featured at The Botanical,” said Jaime Pedraza, General Manager. “Her works bring colour and vibrancy to the venue and are beautiful conversation pieces for our guests.”

Educated in Australia and the United States, Lisa May is trained in graphic design, communication design and industrial design. After earning her undergraduate degree at Swinburne University Lisa May pursued a course as a teacher, completing her postgraduate education at Melbourne University. Alongside her artistic career, Lisa May now teaches Art and Design at Box Hill High School, one of Melbourne’s top-performing public schools.

Lisa May’s presence at The Botanical is just the first new concept for the venue in 2018. With a bottomless brunch launching in February, a series of wine education events beginning in March and a new breakfast offer on the cards, The Botanical has all the ingredients for an exciting year.