Saturday, 10 July 2010

On the Edge of the World

We discovered this exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh almost by accident today!

The exhibition contains items from the British Council Collection and the Botanic Gardens archives and includes a wonderful selection of pieces that illuminate our relationship with nature. Anya Gallacio's large preserved bouquet of dying gerbera flowers is a beautiful and time sensitive reflection on decay in nature, in the tradition of Andy Goldsworthy, while Michael Landy offers delicate etchings of ephemeral plants found in nooks and crannies in the city and Dalziell and Scullion have taken portrait styoe photos of the trunks of a number of species of pine tree.

It's an exhibition well worth seeing and it's on for another week so if you're in Edinburgh pop in to see it!

5 comments:

Katherine said...

I saw that with my mum and stepdad the other week, some beautiful work there.

michael said...

Showed this to my wife and because there is a botanical garden, she's suddenly interested in visiting Edinburgh. Everything is about gardens...

Gillena Cox said...

thanks for sharing; when your post includes hyperlinks all the more interesting

much love
gillena

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, it sounds lovely. Thanks for the links -- what a delight to explore them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I long for a magic carpet! I have learned that is possible to be happy where you are but at the very same time wish you could visit somewhere else. What a cool, green and lovely world you live in!