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Ballast Seed Boat Tour with Artist Tania Kovats

Date 13.07.16

Time 6.45 - 8.15pm

Location Garden (via Boat from Arnolfini)

Synopsis

Join Artist Tania Kovats, Drawing Water for a tour of Ballast Seed Garden.

Details

British artist Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculptures, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. She is best known for Tree (2009), a permanent installation for the Natural History Museum in London to commemorate the centenary of Charles Darwin; and All the Sea (2014) which presents water from all the world’s seas, collected in one place. She once moved an entire wildflower meadow across Britain on a canal boat, and drew a line into a landscape by planting a crop of oats along the contour of a Somerset valley. Tania will speak about the many different ways that the natural world has become both her subject matter and her material.

Meet at Arnolfini Box Office

Bookings:

Boat tours are £8/£6 concessions and depart from Arnolfini, unless otherwise stated. Please book by calling Arnolfini box office on 0117 917 2300 or visit arnolfini.org.uk. All tours will be accompanied by a volunteer from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden who will be able to interpret the plants and provide information on the Ballast Seed Garden.

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A Seeds of Change: Floating Ballast Seed Garden brochure is available from Arnolfini.

Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden:

Located on Bristol’s historic harbour, just below Castle Park, the The Ballast Seed Garden was created by Maria Thereza Alves in June 2012. Constructed from a disused grain barge, the garden is populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city’s trade and maritime past.

 

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.