New Branches on an Old Tree is a unique project that combines oriental botanic specimens with elements from diverse sources to tell stories about a culture in which plants form the central motif. It uses the Chinese model of sensory engagement with the garden in the presentation of this innovative new work. The comprehensive and original archive of photogram images that make upNew Branches on an Old Tree are the culmination of four years collaboration between artist Susan Purdy and Terry Smyth, the Curator of the Southern Chinese Collection within the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. This exhibition seeks to encourage increased appreciation of the importance of botanical collections in ensuring the conservation of species diversity.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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