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

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.

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022

The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2022 is on right now at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, especially our SBA Fellows: Jackie Isard with a gold medal, Rui Jiang with a silver-gilt, Julie Whelan with a silver-gilt, Margaret Fitzpatrick with a silver-gilt, Pamela Taylor with a silver-gilt, Melinda Edstein with a silver-gilt, and Jane Goodson with a silver. It runs until the 29th of April, so plenty more time to go and visit. To book tickets and find out more, please visit

8th International Botanical Art Exhibition – Korea

The Botanical Art Agency of Korea is inviting all artists in the world to show their beautiful artworks in this international exhibition. The focus is not only on the botanical artworks alone but on the interchange between the artists as well. The call for entries is happening through the whole month of March. For more information, here is a PDF to download ……The 8th International Botanical Art Exhibition

Konstanz Exhibition

There is an exhibition on now in Konstanz in Germany about ‘Ernst Kreidolf und die Pflanzen’. He was born in Bern in 1863 but worked in Germany, he died in Bern in 1956. He was a painter, illustrator of children’s books – with plants being the central focus.  He also wrote poems and was a botanical artist contributing to Floras.  If anyone is in the area it is well worth a visit and is on until 17th of April. For more information click here