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.
The Artwork

Exhibit 21'Forest Carcass'
Digital image printed on water-colour paper. 2009
Chris Cavetroll Drury

Exhibit 24
'Memento Vivere'
Waxes, resin, wood and paper. 2007
Nicky Cornwell

Exhibit 25
Waxes and resin. 2009
Nicky Cornwell

Exhibit 27
Spraypaint and paint-marker on wall. 2009
Tim Floyd

Phytoremediation is the name given to the process of removing man-made contaminants from the environment through the use of living plants or trees grown in situ.
An example of phytoremediation (illustrated here) is planting poplar trees to extract heavy metal contamination from the soil.

Exhibit 31
Waxes and resin. 2009
Nicky Cornwell

Exhibit 34
Spraypain/paint on wall. 2009
Andy Council

Exhibit 36
'New Growth (Version 1)'
Brambles, Bramble roots, found natural materials, mixed media. 2009
Tim Floyd

Exhibit 38
'Adelaide Place'
Installation. 2009
Evie Wonder

Evie Wonder's 'Adelaide Place' installation maps the site of an old motor mechanics garage (which has been demolished and subsequently colonised by plants) using photography, sound, text, found objects, plants and cooking demonstrations.

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