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Throughout the year, the ISBA organises events for members. These may include painting days and weekends, lectures, garden visits, master classes and workshops and more.  

Despatches from Derry

Over the weekend, members of the Aibítir team arrived in Derry~Londonderry~Doire to hang Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art exhibition at The Playhouse. The preparations and the opening of […]

Visiting Derry and Northwest

You may be wondering what this blog has to do with botanical art, but from 11–24 August, The Playhouse in Derry will be the home of Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet […]

Opening night

Some of the Alphabet team with Dr Shirley Sherwood and her husband, James Sherwood. L to R: Mary McInerney, Oonagh Phillips, Susan Sex, Mary Dillon, NBG Assistant Librarian Colette Edwards, […]

Canadian visitors

The Aibítir project is international in its scope, with artists from Canada, the United States, Scotland, Wales and England taking part. L to R: Canadian visitor Ralph Best, ISBA Vice-chairperson […]

National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin is the home of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. It was the venue for the Society’s Inaugural Exhibition in May 2014 and will […]

ISBA Inaugural Exhibition

ISBA Inaugural Exhibition Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art After many months of planning and hard work, the big day was nearly upon us! Alphabet team volunteers gathered at […]

ISBA fundraiser Dec 12 2013

A5 PAINTING SALE!! The first ISBA fundraising event will take place with a Silent Purchase Sale of A5 paintings by botanical artists. The sale will take place on December 12 […]

Hip Operation

So, the nights are drawing in … next week the ISBA will meet to see how the ‘Hot Petals’ challenge (set by Holly Somerville earlier in the summer) worked out […]