Collecting Seeds: a series of watercolours

Lord, Anne (2010) Collecting Seeds: a series of watercolours. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

This work was an artist's response for a curated exhibition. The theme was to present work as one of six artists who had travelled to Red Gate studio to produce art work in China. Lords theme tackled similarities between the flora and produce in China and Australia.

Research Statement

Research Background Lord's 2010 reflections on 2003 relate to her first week in China, involving train travel through the country from Hong Kong to Shanghai. This journey went from the urban to the rural and then into a huge cosmopolitan train station. During the rural section of this trip she was looking at buffaloes being led through fields and people planting rice or tending vegetables. Lord was one of six visual artists, selected to reflect on their visit to Red Gate Studio in Bei Gao Beijing, China.
Research Contribution I collect seeds from my vegetable garden in Townsville and feel encouraged by the small contribution to biodiversity and growing our own food. Some seeds are from Asian greens and others from local herbs. The indigenous produce, taro or sweet potato is another plant propagated in the garden. Plants gathered from supermarket vegetable sections and plant shops are trialled in the garden. The tending of them is the basis of my drawings and watercolours with respect to Chinese cultivation.
Research Significance My images of patterns and plants, local and introduced involve mixed signs from two cultures, including the rural and the urban where creativity intersects. In contrast to overseas travel, the observation of subtle activity, such as gardening leads to new ideas. Topics for tending and harvesting are universal and yet have origins in the local with implications beyond a region.
Item ID: 5056
Show/Exhibition: Red Gate Studio to Umbrella Studio
Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders Street Townsville, QLD 4810 PO Box 2394 Australia
January February 2010
Media of Output: Watercolours and wooden sculpture
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Funders: Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 00:22
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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