Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Up-coming Residency at PLANTBANK.

In Late April I will take up a two week residency at PLANTBANK at The Australian Botanic Garden south west of Sydney, NSW.



The Australian PlantBank

The Australian PlantBank is a science and research facility of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and is located at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. It houses the Trust's seedbank and research laboratories that specialise in horticultural research and conservation of Australian native plant species, particularly those from New South Wales.

Click here to read much more about this fascinating facility which opened in November 2013 and is a partner project with the KEW Millennium Seedbank in the UK where I did a 3 weeks residency in October 2012.
One of the projects I will be following up there is:
Rainforest seed project - a project to save rainforest species, our most vulnerable resource  * Read more here.

Rainforest fruitsSapindaceaePersoonia
Images all from the PLantbank site!

This will be a very tight time frame in which to achieve all that I hope to do... research, documentation,      photos will all be crucial for taking away material I can follow throughout  on back at home. However I felt it would be better to aim for 2 periods of two week residencies so I can make the most of the available resources!
Watch this space for more information.
In order to cover expenses I am holding a weekend OPEN STUDIO event April 12 and 13. I'll be posting information on that here and at other sites over the next 10 days. Contact me here for direct information!

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