Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, South West, United Kingdom
In a world shaped by Covid-19, it seems more important than ever to consider nature, biodiversity, and the environment.
Seedscapes brings together five contemporary artists exploring global efforts to safeguard vital plant species from extinction. Plant diversity is rapidly declining, and faces threats from global warming, pollution and war. Yet without seeds and their potential for food and medicine, we cannot sustain ourselves. Featuring photography, moving image and sculpture, Seedscapes reveals how international artists, biologists and ecologists are responding to these challenges.
Dornith Doherty documents seed banks around the world, using scientific imaging to reveal seeds in ‘suspended animation’. Sant Khalsa responds to the plight of forest fires and deforestation in California. Chrystel Lebas follows in the footsteps of botanist E.J. Salisbury, photographing natural habitats almost a hundred years later. Liz Orton goes behind the scenes at the Herbarium at Kew, while Heidi Morstang journeys to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Norwegian Archipelago.
Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature is curated by Liz Wells with creative producer Pippa Oldfield. An Impressions Gallery Touring Exhibition presented in association with touring partners The Dick Institute and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery