Events

Sceitse, Sketchbook Exhibition

[Sketchbook page by ISBA Member Loredana Geninazza]

A celebration of Irish gardens, a celebration of botanical art.

What lies behind the beautiful illustrations and artwork produced by today’s botanical artists? How much time and research goes into a particular plant portrait? Come to the Visitor’s Centre at the National Botanic Gardens to see for yourself! In 2019, ISBA artists spent time in gardens all over the country and recorded their research, their drawings, their colour-matching skills and their test compositions. We’ve compiled these sketchbook pages into a unique exhibition that provides insights into how botanical portraits are made.

As well as the sketchbooks, which are for exhibition only, the participating artists will have small works on display and for sale.