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Roots & Shoots: Botanical Treasures with Yanny Peters

Photo Credit: Poppy, watercolour pencil 21cm x 15cm ©Yanny Petters 2009

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Start Date: 11/05/2022
Time of Event: 2:30pm to 5pm
Ticket Price: €15
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: In-Person
Event Venue: Chester Beatty
Event Street Address: Dublin Castle
Event Town/City: Dublin 2
Start Date: 11/05/2022
Ticket Price: €15
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? In-Person
Event Venue: Chester Beatty
Event Street Address: Dublin Castle
Event Town/City: Dublin 2
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 4070772

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Event Description

Join us during the Bealtaine Festival to explore plant motifs inspired by the Meeting in Isfahan exhibition with artist Yanny Petters. During the workshop, we will look at works on display and recreate some of the flowers and plants using pencils and watercolours. Floral and foliage designs were widely used in the arts of the book in Iran, in illuminated headings, folio borders and on bookbindings.

Booking: This is an in-person event. Limited to 15 participants, booking essential.
To book contact: Justyna Chmielewska, Education Officer, Chester Beatty. T: + 353 1 4070772 E: jchmielewska@cbl.ie

In partnership with Bealtaine Festival 2022, Roots & Shoots Programme

Yanny Petters paints Irish wild plants. Through her work she raises awareness of the wonders and fragility of wild habitats especially at a time of climate change. Collections which include her work are the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection, UK, the Office of Public Works State Collection, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin & the Watercolour Society of Ireland. She is represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin. She is a member of The Irish Society of Botanical Artists. Yanny is delighted and honoured to have had two of her works acquired for the Irish nation by The National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland. www.yannypetters.net

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website