Some of the specimens collected by Banks and Solander are going on display as part of an immersive exhibition at Kew Gardens this autumn, conceived by the artist Jan Hendrix in his first solo UK show. Hendrix’s work straddles the line between art and architecture, taking nature and man’s impact on the natural world as his focus. At the centre of this exhibition there will be a mirrored pavilion decorated with intricate metal filigree, inspired by two plants named after Banks and Solander. There will also be a vast monochrome tapestry, inspired by the Australian landscape and the ever present threat of wild fires that plagues its wildlife.
Kamay Bay is now home to an airport and an oil depot – no longer the rich paradise it once was and no longer home to the indigenous people who knew it best. It is one of countless cautionary tales that must be heeded. What this exhibition will aim to do, through glass, silver and tapestry, is celebrate the beauty of the area, while commenting on the fragility of the natural world.
The ticket price for this exhibition is included with your entry to the gardens.
|What||Paradise Lost exhibition, Kew Gardens|
|Where||Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, , Surrey, TW9 3AB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Kew Gardens (underground)|
03 Oct 20 – 14 Mar 21, Monday to Friday: 10am–7pm (last entry 6pm). Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 8am – 8pm (last entry 7pm)
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