This website serves as an archive for the ‘Stokes Croft Herbarium’ exhibition which was curated by Tim Floyd and took place at the Emporium, Bristol in April 2009. The show combined plant specimens with works of art that draw their influence from the plant kingdom. Living and preserved plants were displayed alongside sculpture, installation, two dimensional pieces and images drawn directly onto the venues walls. The exhibition also featured information about local community allotments and gardening projects and a small 'library' of books to browse through.
Events organised as part of the exhibition included an urban wild food walk around the Stokes Croft area, foraged food preparation and a screening of Bill Mollison's 'Global Gardener' Permaculture documentaries.
Where's it to?
The Stokes Croft Herbarium will be bursting forth from The Emporium, 37 Stokes Croft, Bristol.
"We believe that at no other point in history have plants been so important to people," "They have importance as carbon sinks in a time of climate change." "We have to care for what remains and address the serious business of repairing and restoring vegetation if we're going to have the buffers to climate variation that plant life offers."
Professor Stephen Hopper -Director of Kew Gardens (Quote foraged from a BBC article Dec '08)
To the artists, to everyone involved with the Emporium, to Scouse Paul for lugging stuff around in his white van, to Mr. Green for leading the wild food walk, to Abby for lending out her copy of 'Global Gardener', to Kerry and Inbristol Studios for lending plinths and tables, to Bianca for constructing a plinth and to everybody that came down to see the show.