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Festival of Nature Boat Tour with Kasha Smal

Date 16.06.13

Time 11.30am - 1.00pm

Location The Floating Garden

Synopsis

As part of Festival of Nature, you can take a boat tour to see the Floating Ballast Seed Garden to hear about its eco-design and the plants that inhabit it.

Details

Join Kasha Smal, from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden for an introduction and welcome to the Seeds of Change artwork. Uncover the botanical background to the Ballast Seed Garden.

Working with Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, designer Gitta Gschwendtner and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Arnolfini has utilised a disused grain barge to create a Ballast Seed Garden on Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

Part of BIG Green Week 2013 opening on 15 & 16 June with the Festival of Nature, celebrating its 10th anniversary as Europe’s biggest natural history festival.

Please collect tickets from the Festival of Nature: Seeds of Change tent, Amphitheatre Square, on the day of the tour.

£5 / £3 Concessions free for under 12's. To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk / www.arnolfini.org.uk

Boat tours leaving from Amphitheatre Ferry stop, Harbourside. Booking in advance advised.

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.