Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees

Ireland’s Native Trees are taking center stage at the National Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9! Immerse yourself in a breathtaking journey through “Crainn na hÉireann, Ireland’s Native Trees” – a botanical exhibition by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists (ISBA). If you’re a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of Ireland’s native trees, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. The ISBA has extended an open invitation for all of us to immerse ourselves in a world of vibrant colours, delicate strokes, and the intricate beauty of these trees that are so deeply woven into Ireland’s landscape and culture. From the enchanting Birch to the elegant Rowan, the ISBA invites you to delve into a world of… Read more

Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals

Coming up at Phoenix Park in Dublin is an exhibition that celebrates biodiversity in all its glory. Shevaun Doherty Co-President SBA, Sue Van Coppenhagen and Nayana Sandur are putting on an exhibition called “Bees, Bugs, Birds and Botanicals”. It will run from the 20th of September to the 3rd of October at the Visitor Centre of Phoenix Park. On Saturday 24th, you can “Meet the Artists” from 11 until 5 so a treat is in store if you’re in Dublin.

Petal Moments

Nicola Lynch Morrin SBA Fellow, has an exhibition called Petal Moments, on now until the 31st May. It is on at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Nicola creates portraits of flowers which she sees, not as mere decoration, but as distinct personalities. Their mystery and evocative power are a secret world she strives to penetrate. Her flower portraits attempt to capture and celebrate the delicacy, transparency, and transitory effects of petal moments.  This allows the viewer to contemplate the fragility and continual beauty of life itself. For more info on this link.

National Gallery of Ireland

If you are planning a trip to Ireland this year, be sure to visit The National Gallery of Ireland, where an exhibition of Irish Botanical Art ‘Drawn from Nature’ will be held, 7th March- 21st June 2020.This exhibition features work by Irish botanical artists of the past as well as contemporary Irish botanical artists, including two SBA Fellow members, Shevaun Doherty and Mary Dillon. Spanning almost 300 years, artists include William Kilburn, Ellen Hutchins, George Victor Du Noyer, Lady Edith Blake and Wendy Walsh. These pioneering men and women have made significant contributions to art, science and our understanding of the natural world. Inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, the exhibition features prints, drawings and illustrated books from public and… Read more