AIBÍTIR -The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art
Date(s) - 03/08/2015
Over 60 artists have produced distinctive paintings, which are exhibited as complete eighteen-letter Irish alphabets. Tim O’Neill, renowned calligrapher, has created a unique font for the project. Artists from the thirty-two counties of Ireland have taken part, along with Irish artists living in Britain, France and Austria, Newfoundland and the American state of Oregon. This unified collection of paintings is a celebration of the Irish language, native Irish plants and botanical art. Each work depicts one of a wide selection of native plants chosen by the National Botanic Gardens, to illustrate the variety of plant forms and habitats on the island of Ireland.
The Irish Society of Botanical Artists is a group of botanical artists and people interested in botanical art. Their mission is ‘To facilitate interaction amongst botanical artists in Ireland, and to foster and inspire their creative development.’
For further information, please email:
www.irishbotanicalartists.com • www.botanicgardens.ie