In dialogue with forty botanical watercolour studies by Emily Pelloe, made between 1920 and 1934, is a diverse group of artworks – painting, etching, sculpture, photography, and film – exploring the many ways meaning is made through images of plants and flowers, complicating the rules of botanical and scientific classification. They emphasise lore, not law: the stories we tell, and keep alive, about plants and the places we find them. Through observation, documentation and the arrangement and rearrangement of collections, each artist describes their place within a complex, living world.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
9 September to 9 December 2023