Documenting Plants: Art and Photography in Dialogue

Date 25.09.13

Time 6.30 - 8.00pm

Location The Floating Garden


Join photographer John and illustrator Anne Bebbington on a boat tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden, where they will demonstrate how they work together, using both photography and botanical illustration to unravel and record the structure, science and beauty of plants.


John and Anne Bebbington have worked for the Field Studies Council (FSC) leading natural history courses. John, a zoologist, is an experienced photographer while illustration has always played an important role in Anne's work as a field botanist.

This event has been part funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund pilot scheme, working with Arnolfini Research Associate Catherine Hunt, University of Bristol.

£6 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: /

Tour leaves from Arnolfini. Booking required via Arnolfini box office.

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Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.