TABI call for entries

Registrations for one of Australia’s most prestigious botanical art exhibitions, ‘The Art of Botanical Illustration’ (TABI), are now open.

The 16th biennial exhibition of TABI hosted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (FRBGM), will be held from 17 September – 2 October 2022.  It will be a hybrid exhibition, presented in the Galleries of Domain House, Melbourne and as a virtual exhibition, online.

TABI 2022 will be a highlight of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne 40th anniversary celebrations.

In addition, TABI 2022 will coincide with the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV).  The FRBGM are delighted to be able to support the RBGV in this event by collaborating with the Vienna School of Botanical Illustration in hosting an exhibition of artworks from botanical artists associated with six of the botanic gardens represented at the Congress.  This exhibition of European artworks will form part of TABI 2022’s virtual exhibition.

TABI 2022’s association with the Friends’ 40th Anniversary celebrations and the Congress provides many opportunities to promote the exhibition and the artists to a wide and diverse audience, both locally and internationally.

Registration Process: Detailed information for prospective artists and the registration process may be found at ‘Information for Artists’ on the TABI website

If you have any queries which have not been addressed in the ‘Information for Artists’ please do not hesitate to email the TABI 2022 team at

The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne look forward to receiving a large variety of beautiful artworks for selection, before 1st  August 2022, for this very special TABI 2022 exhibition.