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… Read more

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.

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

Congratulations to Julia Patience, SBA Fellow and council member, who has had a painting accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at their exhibition at the Mall galleries, London. It’s on soon from 14th April – 23rd April. The painting is called ‘Moroccan Garden’, it measures 70cm x 47cm and it’s in watercolour and ink.

UK Coloured Pencil Society

The UK Coloured Pencil Society 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition in London is from the 14th October to the 21st October at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. Four SBA Fellows have work in the show – Amber Halsall, Janie Pirie, Ann Swan, and Lesley Hall. If you are visiting then why not join SBA Fellow Amber Halsall there for her workshop ‘Texture and Detail in Autumn’ on October 16th? A long-standing member of the SBA, Amber is known for her beautiful artwork which also captures her sense of fun. The workshop is suitable for all skill levels with materials provided. https://bit.ly/3Bk75lE

Floral Art – Reawakening

Lockdown through the eyes of a Botanical Artist “We’re back !!  Not only are Iceni Botanical Artists back in Bury St. Edmunds, but we are also back with a live exhibition on 16-22nd October 2021 in The Guildhall. Just like all art groups throughout the past eighteen months, IBA members have been kept apart by Covid19 restrictions.  However, artists everywhere are fortunate and often thrive in solitude and peace and quiet in order to allow the creative juices to flow.  Botanical artists have been even more fortunate, as they depend upon the natural world for their inspiration. And that has remained a constant throughout the lockdown periods, with the seasons reliably coming and going as always. Spring 2020 was never more eagerly anticipated right from… Read more