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Giardini e Giardinieri in Italia

When:

Fri 21 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 22 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 23 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon 24 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 25 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 26 May 2010, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Hurst Seager Room, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Entry by gold coin donation: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Italian Gardens and Gardeners.

Why are ancient plant collections important to the contemporary world? Who maintains these vulnerable collections? Why are historical Italian gardens, as places of recreational, medicinal and spiritual significance, important?

Associate Professor Cathryn Shine travelled to many Italian medieval and renaissance gardens, to interview gardeners and curators, and photograph their work. This photographic installation raises challenging questions, such as, why is sustainable gardening important today, and why are rare, archival plant collections vital for our future.

Presented as a part of the University of Canterbury's Platform Arts Festival 2010, a dynamic 11 day extravaganza of art, lectures, theatre, music and film.

www.canterbury.ac.nz/platform/