Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Art as a catalyst - Ipswich plants selected to have their seed 'saved' in the UK

Here is a great example of how art can provide outcomes beyond that of the traditional gallery space and assist in environmental change and conservation and I am extremely proud and excited to be a part of it......

I was hoping that seeds from some of the endangered plants I have been exploring during my "Plant Room" project could be included into the Queensland Seeds for Life: 1000 Species Project (Q-SFL), based at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.  

Well I am happy to say that seeds from the endangered Swamp Tea-tree and the Plectranthus habrophyllus have been selected to be part of the Q-SFL seed collection priority for 2014.  I will accompany Jason Halford from the Q-SFL on the seed collecting missions to photographically document the process. .... 

To read the full story......go to the Beyond the Seed

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