The SSBA’s Second Annual Exhibition – ‘The Colours of Nature’ opens at the Stirling Smith Gallery and Museum,  Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, on Saturday 3rd September till Sunday 22nd October.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30 – 17.00, Sunday 14.00 -17.00

Closed Monday

Free admission

Once again this year, a prize of £50 will be awarded at the Preview to the winner of the picture deemed ‘Best in Show’ by a panel of three expert judges.  In addition, the visiting public will also be able to vote for their favourite picture for the People’s Choice Award

Visitors can vote for their favourite picture from the Preview opening on Saturday 2nd September, till Saturday 7th October, when the winner will be announced at the SSBA’s ‘Afternoon Tea Event’, and the prize awarded.

We are very grateful to Barrie Scott and Co. (Chartered Accountants) of Falkirk for sponsoring this extremely popular award.


We also have two Meet the Artists days, on Saturday 9th and Saturday 23rd September from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.(11.00 – 15.00) when two exhibiting artists will be on hand to talk to visitors about the paintings in the exhibition, and explain and demonstrate some of the painting techniques used in botanical art.  Visitors will also be able to see the paints, brushes, paper and other equipment used in our art, as well as view a painting ‘in progress’.

We also hope to be able to have a special ‘Autumn Leaves’ event for children on Saturday 21st October, when children can come along to the Gallery and Museum, learn how leaves change colour from green to the wonderful autumn hues, and have the opportunity to draw and colour them in, showing these amazing colours.  Information about this class will be available nearer the date, through the Gallery.


Last year’s ‘People’s Choice’ award recipient, Sharon Fox, receiving her award from Clive Scott, of Barrie Scott and Co. (Chartered Accountants)

Sharon with her winning painting, Lupinus ‘Excelsior’