Chelsea Physic Garden 2012
Nine Spore Prints, 2012, by Chris Drury, photo: Chris Drury. Transparent digital prints. Scans from 1cm mushroom spore prints on 35mm glass slides, digitally printed on transparent film to fit 9 windows of the greenhouse
Antidotal Paintings: Stinging Nettle, 2010, by Hugo Wilson, photo: Niall McDiarmid. Ground dock leaf in oil © Hugo Wilson
Soonest Mended, 2011, by Jo Coupe, photo: Jo Coupe. Antique botanical prints, archival tape, dissection pins. Image courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery
Parting Company II, 1996, by Peter Randall-Page, photo: Peter Randall Page. Golden limestone © Peter Randall Page
Hawthorn on Easel #1, 2005, by Tim Knowles, photo: Tim Knowles Ink on paper and C-type print © Tim Knowles
Yen – desire (Old English), 2012, by William Peers, photo: Pooch Purtill. Italian marble, W 262 cm, H 170 cm, D 44 cm. Base: steel – subsoil
Pertaining to Things Natural
Exhibition at the Chelsea Physic Garden
Jul 2012 – 31 Oct 2012
In 1673 the Society of Apothecaries founded a Physic Garden at Chelsea for the study and propagation of medicinal plants. This exhibition, Pertaining to Things Natural, presents monumental sculptures along with delicate drawings and ephemeral land art projects, giving a compelling insight into contemporary creativity inspired by the natural world.
This is the first collaborative project presented by Art-Happens and The Eden Project, and sets out to consider a new way of presenting and dealing with environmental issues through contemporary art practice.