The XX Chromosomes of Botany

When people see a flower, most won’t see it as a gendered symbol. However, in a plant’s practical way, that is just what a flower is. The science of botany likewise has a male and female side, with great contributions from both genders. Women’s contribution to human knowledge and management of flora has a long…

A wild garden in remote Tasmania

Life is a garden…all of that constant curating, planting, weeding, leaving fallow, the intensive bed preparation, seed sowing and productivity. The sharing of food produce and making of friends. The observations gleaned over a lifetime of looking after soil and caring for ecosystems. Yes, life is a garden! Please enjoy this article published in the…

Churchill Fellowship: unique opportunity

During 2017-18, I travelled overseas to study the early French botanical historical collections from Tasmania, which are held in European herbaria. My Churchill Fellowship was a very unique experience that has helped shaped the prints I now produce. My Churchill Fellowship, to develop artwork and fabric design from European botanical collections of French expeditions to…

‘Fabric of Botany’ film

The ‘Fabric of Botany’ is a short 28-minute film of broadcast quality, documenting: myself, botanical artist and fabric designer Deborah Wace my Arts Residency on the North East Peninsula of Recherche Bay, Tasmania my 2017-18 Churchill Fellowship to study the early French historical botanical collections from Tasmania, held in herbaria in Europe; research that has…

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