Roots: A Journey of Discovery into England's Heritage Oak Trees

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


This work-in-progress and research-focussed exhibition taking place at Arch 28 Gallery, Worcester, will explore how digital space can expand curatorial display from beyond the white walls of the gallery. As curating research can be tricky and predominantly text-based, Roots utilises methods of display that explore the means of disseminating research, such as within short films accessed through QR codes, to reduce the risk of overwhelming audience members with solid blocks of written information, and to test innovative modes of research engagement within digital frameworks.

As a branch of my previous solo show Photosymbiosis (2022), Roots takes its focus away from the visual art practice without removing it all together, instead drawing the audience attention towards the research and theory that literally roots the PhD within the ground from which it sprung. Bringing together living tree's, plant-matter, visual art, text-based media and short film, Roots charts, in part, a journey of discovery into the tangled web of natural heritage, mythology, science and creative practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2023


  • photography
  • trees
  • vegetal agency
  • heritage
  • history
  • folklore
  • light
  • england


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