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March 2018
Free

Annual General Meeting

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dublin, Ireland
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The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 10th of March at 1pm in the National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Lecture Theatre. We have plenty to report and will cover the following: Membership renewals from 12 noon Update on Éireannach project: the Steering Committee will update us on progress Committee Elections - see below Séamus O'Brien of the National Botanic Gardens Arboretum at Kilmacurragh will give a talk after the meeting, we encourage all attending to stay on for…

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August 2018
€35

Botanical Illustration workshops with Christabel King

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
National Botanic Gardens, Curvilinear Room, National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
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**The workshop on Thursday 23rd is fully booked. A couple of places are still available for Friday 24th. ** We are delighted to welcome Christabel King to the National Botanic Gardens to provide two workshops in Botanical Illustration to ISBA members. Christabel King (GM FSBA, FLS) has taught many of today's contemporary botanical artists. She graduated in botany and then studied scientific illustration. She's worked as an illustrator and produced plates for Curtis's Botanical Magazine for Kew Gardens for c.40 years. Awarded…

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October 2018
€35

Coloured Pencil workshop with Ann Swan

October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
National Botanic Gardens, Curvilinear Room, National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
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**This workshop is fully booked out** We are delighted to welcome Ann Swan to the National Botanic Gardens to provide a workshop in coloured pencil techniques to ISBA members. Ann Swan is one of the UK’s leading botanical artists working in pencil and coloured pencil; well known for her fine detail, vibrant colour and strong contemporary style. Awarded four Gold Medals by the Royal Horticultural Society, her work is represented in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and the RHS Lindley Library. She is…

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March 2019
Free

Annual General Meeting

March 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dublin, Ireland
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Well be holding our AGM in the Visitor Centre Lecture Theatre at the National Botanic Gardens. We'll be taking membership renewals before the official start of the meeting. As well as the normal business matters during the AGM, we'll have an update on our new project for 2019-20 from its Steering Committee. Following the meeting, we're delighted to say that Brendan Sayers will talk to us about what judges look for when they're assessing entries for juried exhibitions. The timetable…

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April 2019
Free

Sceitse – Sketchbook Support Workshop

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Drumcondra, 40 Lower Drumcondra Road
Dublin, D09 V5R9 Ireland
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Our new project is underway! If you'd like an opportunity to find out more about how you can approach your work, how sketchbook pages can be created and later bound, join Noeleen Frain for a one-day workshop in Drumcondra, Dublin. As well as being an accomplished botanical artist, Noeleen is a skilled and experienced calligrapher, book-binder and teacher.

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May 2019
Free

Donegal Painting Weekend

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Glebe Gallery, Churchill, Co Donegal, Churchill, Donegal Ireland + Google Map

This event is offered to all members and is free of charge. It takes place in the lovely Glebe House and Gallery, where members paint plants from the gardens for two days. It's a great chance to meet and draw/paint alongside other members. Curator Adrian Kelly is very obliging and makes sure we have everything we need. Members make their own arrangements for accommodation and bring their own packed lunches. Contact Oonagh for more details.

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€35

Sketchbook Workshop with Claire Ward

May 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens, Curvilinear Room, National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
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As part of our Sceitse project support, members only get a chance to join botanical artist and journal maker Claire Ward for a sketchbook workshop in the National Botanic Gardens on 17 May, from 10 until 4. Cost €35.

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November 2019
Free

Sceitse/Sketchbook get-together

November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens, Curvilinear Room, National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
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A get-together for members: meet up for coffee if you wish, and if you have questions about Sceitse, our Sketchbook Project, come meet Sketchbook Committee members and ISBA Committee members  who'll be available for chat, discussion and advice. (Thanks to ISBA member Loredana Geninazza for her sketch which features here).

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March 2020
Free

Annual General Meeting 2020

March 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dublin, Ireland
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We'll be holding our AGM in the Visitor Centre Lecture Theatre at the National Botanic Gardens. We'll be taking membership renewals before the official start of the meeting. As well as the normal business matters during the AGM, it will be the hand-in day for our 2020 Sceitse/Sketchbook project. If you've any questions between now and then about Sceitse, contact Elaine Moore Mackey at 087 688 7064. Following the meeting, we're delighted to say that Yanny Petters will talk to…

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April 2020
€35

Pen and Ink Drawing Methods in Botanical Art

April 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
National Botanic Gardens, Curvilinear Room, National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, Ireland
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**We regret that due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have had to cancel this workshop** We're delighted to have Sarah Morrish provide two one-day workshops for members; they'll be held in the National Botanic Gardens.  Sarah is a UK-based botanical and natural history artist who uses a variety of media for her work. Pen and ink has always played a major part in her work and she is currently writing and…

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