This listing comprises:
The exhibitions are held at specialist locations, national and regional museums and other venues
Within regular exhibitions at the same location, the list is ordered in reverse chronological order i.e. most recent first
Exhibition: Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art
Venue: Print Gallery, National Gallery Of Ireland,
Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2
Dates: 7 March - 21 June 2020 Temporarily Closed
NEW Dates: 22 July - 30 August 2020
The exhibition included work by celebrated artists of the past such as
Items in the exhibition were lent by private collectors and public collections including the V&A, Kew, and National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. The exhibition was inspired by Patricia Butler’s book Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters,
The main change in 2019 was the exhibition was extended to the whole of the month of June
Exhibition: 7th Annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom (Open Exhibition - as part of Bloom in the Park 2019)
Venue: Phoenix Park Visitor Centre in Phoenix Park, Dublin (behind the Phoenix cafe)
Dates: Thursday, 30th May to the end of June 2019
Exhibition: Bloom - Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition (2018)
Venue: Visitor Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin - during Bloom Horticultural Exhibition, Dublin
Dates: 31st May - 4th June 2018
Call for Entries for the 2018 will open in February 2018.
See Call for Entries for 6th Annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom Exhibition
2017: 5th Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition (2017)
Dates: 1st and 5th June 2017
2016: 4th Annual Botanical & Floral Art in Bloom Exhibition
Dates: Thursday, 2nd June to Monday, 6th June 2016
I wrote a number of blog posts including:
2015: 3rd Annual Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition
Dates: 28th May - 1 June 2015
In 2015 there were 53 paintings in total and medals were awarded.
See my blog post
Exhibition: Sceitse, Sketchbook Exhibition
Venue: Visitor Centre at the National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Dates: 13th - 29th November 2020
This exhibition celebrates Irish gardens and the artists who use sketchbooks to record their research, drawings, colour-matching skills and test compositions. READ more about the planning for the exhibition on
SCEITSE – IRISH BOTANICAL SKETCHBOOKS
Venue: Visitor Centre at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
Dates: Sunday 13 November until Sunday 4 December 2016
This exhibition celebrated Ireland's rich heritage of garden plants. All paintings were by members of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. A book of the same name (a joint publication by the ISBA and the Irish Garden Plant Society), will be launched at an event on Saturday 12 November.
The inaugural exhibition of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists was opened on 1 May 2014 by Dr Shirley Sherwood at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin in Dublin.
A total of 59 paintings successfully passed adjudication, and were unveiled to the public at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin in May 2014.
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Stones, Slabs and Seascapes: George Du Noyer’s Images of Ireland
Venue: Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Dates: 17 November 2017–24 February 2018
George Victor Du Noyer travelled the length and breadth of Ireland, sketching and recording as he went -including exquisite watercolours of Irish apple varieties, roses and other botanical specimens.
Birr Castle Demesne
Exhibition: ‘Birr Castle Demesne through the Artist’s eye’
Venue: Birr Castle - which includes award-winning gardens
Dates: Sunday 13 September to Saturday 24 October 2020
The exhibition covered botanical art alongside floral painting and paintings of gardens. It included artwork by leading Irish botanical artists such as Susan Sex, Lynn Stringer, Shevaun Doherty, Mary Dillon, Patricia Newman, Holly Somerville and Yanny Petters amongst other artists contributing work to this exhibition.
The present Earl, Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse, has been involved in plant hunting himself and collecting for the past 30 years. His father before him, the 6th Earl was also a great planter and collector
Exhibition: Hedgerow: Stories from a Linear World
Gallery Location: Olivier Cornet Gallery
3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Dates: 13 October - 17 November 2019
Solo exhibition by Yanny Petters of a series of black pencil drawings and Verre Eglomisé paintings from that iconic element of the Irish countryside, the Hedgerow.
See my blog post Exhibition: Hedgerow: Stories from a linear world by Yanny Petters
“Come with me, I’ll show you something beautiful” / “Komm mit mir, Ich zeig' Dir ‘was Schönes”
Venue: The Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street (beside Belvedere College, off Parnell Square) Dublin 1
Dates: 9 October - 6 November 2016. (It opens to the public tomorrow - 10th October)
Irish botanical artist Yanny Petters's solo show of Verre Églomisé paintings (paintings on glass) depicted the twelve months of the year in the artist’s County Wicklow garden and celebrate the gifts of the artist’s mother to her daughter.
'Hedgerows' by Yanny Petters
Venue: The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin, K32 AY27, Ireland
Dates: 15th April - June 2018
Yanny Petters presents a series of monotype nature prints of the plants associated with an iconic element of the Irish countryside, the Hedgerow. These are not only land boundaries with some dating back to Neolithic times. They are also a rich habitat with ancient hedges supporting up to 3000 organisms from flowers and trees, birds and animals to insects and microscopic creatures
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