Seedscapes Symposium / Impressions Gallery

Husk Corn From the series Archiving Eden (2008-2017) © Dornith Doherty

  • Impressions Gallery invites everyone to Seedscapes Symposium

  • Dates: 21 November 2020

  • Time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm (GTM)

  • Admission: Pay as you feel

  • Booking: Essential

  • Why do seeds matter? How can artists and scientists work together? How might photographs catalyse change? Join artists Dornith DohertySant KhalsaChrystel LebasHeidi Morstang, and Liz Orton, as well as guest speakers Simran Sethi and Miranda Lowe, for an international online symposium of presentations and discussions inspired by our exhibition Seedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature. The event is chaired by Seedscapes curator Emeritus Professor Liz Wells, Impressions Director Anne McNeill, and Head of Programme Dr Pippa Oldfield. The Seedscapes Symposium is supported by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.


    Prior to the event, we recommend you explore the Seedscapes Virtual Exhibition.

    2.00pm Introduction

    2.00pm Welcome from Dr Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme, Impressions Gallery.

    2.05pm Short film: Curator Liz Wells introduces Seedscapes.

    2.15pm Why do seeds matter? The case for action: Simran Sethi, journalist and writer.

    2.30pm Panel 1: Re-activating archives

    Facilitator: Anne McNeill, Director, Impressions Gallery

    2.30pm Chrystel Lebas, artist

    2.45pm Liz Orton, artist

    3.00pm Miranda Lowe, Curator, Natural History Museum

    3.15pm Questions

    3.30pm Coffee break

    4.00pm Panel 2: Seeding change

    Facilitator: Liz Wells, curator of Seedscapes

    4.00pm Heidi Morstang, artist

    4.15pm Dornith Doherty, artist

    4.30pm Sant Khalsa, artist

    4.45pm Questions

    5.00pm Forum

    Chaired by Pippa Oldfield, Impressions Gallery

    5.30pm Close

    Booking essential:
 Pay as you feel £3, £6, £12 or what you can afford
. Free tickets are available for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. Book on Eventbrite hereSeedscapes: Future-Proofing Nature is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition curated by Liz Wells in association with The Dick Institute and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. With thanks to Spectrum Photographic and the Norwegian Embassy. The Seedscapes Symposium is supported by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

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