Botanical enthusiast Felicity Jones and photographer Mark Smith have begun a collaboration exploring the history of the Wardian Case and it's wider social, cultural and environmen­tal implications.

 

 
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The project will address both the personal stories of Europe­an settlers seeking the reassurance of an English cottage garden in the New Zealand bush, along side the broader scien­tific and economic ambitions of colonising powers.

 

 
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The first two works can be seen at the Allpress Studio, 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay as part of the 100 Artists Exhibi­tion. This runs from Thursday 2nd August until 14th Septem­ber, every weekday between 7am and 3pm.