I traveled extensively in
and created photographs of Medieval and Renaissance gardens and interviewed
gardeners, garden curators and Professors of Botany. I am intrigued by how 15th
century gardens are viewed in current society, how the archival plant
collections are preserved, and how conservation and fashion in garden design
have a contemporary currency, due to the loss of the world’s species.
Associate Professor Cathryn Shine is Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts,
Cantebury, Christchurch New Zeland. Her
creative and academic research has been recognised as influential, as there are
few academics researching Rare and Archival Plant Collections in
Shine has produced numerous contemporary solo exhibitions, and has participated
in invitational international exhibitions. In 2005, she was a Visiting Research
Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the Director of the
Pacific Rim International Print Exhibiton.
Curator: Alex Wong
Director and Co-Organizer: Lanfranco Aceti