News and Events

DATES FOR YOUR 2018 DIARY

FEBRUARY

Annual SSBA dinner
Date: 9 February 2018
Venue: Scottish Arts Club(SAC)
24 Rutland Square EH1 2BW
Price: £38.50 per head (includes glass of prosecco on arrival.) Menu for meal selection and booking details will be sent out in January 2018.

 

MARCH

Annual General meeting
Date: Saturday 17 March at 11.30am.
Venue: Scottish Arts Club

Free talk: ‘The Botanic Cottage
Jane Corrie and Gerry Gallacher
Date: Thursday 15 March, 2 – 4 pm
Venue: The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the John Hope Gateway or the East Gate, Inverleith Row.
Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to the stated start time.
To book, please contact Mary O’Neil.

 

APRIL

Two day painting on Vellum workshop
Dates: Saturday 21/Sunday 22 April 10am to 16.00pm
Limited places
Venue: Corra Linn Studios, 6 The Dyeworks, New Lanark ML11 9DB
Cost: Members £125 including cost of 2 pieces of vellum
Non-members £165 including cost of 2 pieces of vellum
Tea and coffee available in the studio, Lunches available in the hotel or in New Lanark.

To book please contact Anne Carlaw annecarlaw6@gmail.com

Tutor: Sharon Bradley
Sharon is a graduate in botanical illustration awarded by Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh. She has tutored beginning, intermediate and continuing levels of learners with RBGE and has run a private Botanical art group for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and exhibitions and she has many commissioned works in private collections. Sharon has also published work in Curtis Botanical magazine and several other botanical periodicals. 

 

MAY

Annual Garden Party
Date: Saturday 12 May, 12 – 4 pm
Hosted by Anne Carlaw, 32 Abden Avenue, Kinghorn, KY3 9TE. Bring your own lunch, includes plant sale and potential dolphin watching.

Free talk: ‘Nepal
Jacqui Pestell MBE
Date: Thursday 17 May, 5 – 7.30 pm
Venue: The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the Botanic Cottage Gate entrance on the North side of the Garden on Inverleith Place.
Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the garden beside the Cottage.
To book, please contact Mary O’Neil.

World Day of Botanical Art
18 May, John Hope Gateway RBGE
Events will be streamed online over a 24-hour period from venue to venue around the globe.
The Scottish Botanical Art Collective (SBAC) have arranged Flora Scotia, a joint exhibition, as Scotland’s contribution to this event.

Dates: Proposed exhibition is throughout April until end of May.
Venue: John Hope Gateway RBGE

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Free talk: ‘Art in Nature
George Anderson
Date: Thursday 20 September, 2 – 4 pm
Venue: The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the John Hope Gateway or the East Gate, Inverleith Row.
Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to the stated start time.
To book, please contact Mary O’Neil.

3rd Annual exhibition
29 September – 22 October
Lillie Gallery Station Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8BZ

 

OCTOBER

(Provisional) One-day acrylic painting workshop
Tutor: Margaret Walty
Date: Sunday 7 October
Venue: Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
Cost: £50 per member, £40 non member
This event is dependent on numbers who wish to attend – we need at least 10 people. Please contact Lindesay Irvine if you would like to attend.

 

NOVEMBER

Free talk: ‘Curtis Botanical Magazine
Sharon Bradley
Date: 8 November, 2 – 4 pm
Venue: The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the John Hope Gateway or the East Gate, Inverleith Row.
Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes prior to the stated start time.
To book, please contact Mary O’Neil.

 

DECEMBER

SSBA Members’ Christmas Party
Date: 6 December, 5 – 7.30 pm
Venue: The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the Botanic Cottage Gate entrance on the North side of the Garden on Inverleith Place.
Free event, catering provided.
To book, please contact Mary O’Neil.

 

REGULAR EVENTS

Drop in sessions for getting the most out of your tablet/ipad
Queen Margaret University EH21 6UU.
Mondays (10.15 – 12.15) and Fridays (14.15 – 16.15) bi monthly
January: Monday 8 / Friday 26
February Monday 12/ Friday 23
March Monday 12/ Friday 23

Please let Lindesay know if you plan to attend as she can arrange parking.

 
Wednesday Painting days at SAC
Our regular drop-in days, hosted at the Scottish Arts Club (24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BW) continue to be a great success

Usually the second Wednesday of the month, from 10.30 – 16.00

10th Jan, 14th Feb, 14th March,
11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July 12th Sept, 10th Oct, 14th Nov

There is a £10 charge each day, payable on the day, and if you would like to book lunch please let Margaret Nicolson know well in advance by email. margaretnicolson@btinternet.com

 

 

Please feel free to share the schedule with other interested botanical artists or friends – there is a friend’s membership available for those who are interested in the society.

Ideas for events and also items for inclusion in the newsletter newsletter@thessba.org welcomed.

Contact one of the events committee if you wish to suggest a venue or event.

 

Events Committee:

Anne Carlaw

Aileen Friis Jorgensen

Sharon Fox

Mary O’Neil

Lindesay Irvine

Margaret Nicolson

New committee members welcome – please contact one of the above.