2012 Millennium Seed Bank UK

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Wakehurst Place West Sussex 1-12 May 2012

 Erica Seccombe  Vault Door, Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, UK 2012,  digital image, 44.4 x 65.5 cm, inkjet print on Canson rag, edition of five. Two in the edition are now held in private collections. 

Erica Seccombe Vault Door, Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, UK 2012, digital image, 44.4 x 65.5 cm, inkjet print on Canson rag, edition of five. Two in the edition are now held in private collections. 

In 2012 I was a resident researcher at the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, Sussex. This was funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award during my PhD research candidature. (2011-2017) During this time I furthered my PhD investigation but I also had the chance to make new work, part of which was exhibited in Crossing the Rubicon in 2012. 

I write about this experience of staying at the Millennium Seed Bank, meeting the seed morphologist Dr Wolfgang Stuppy and his research in my PhD Exegesis which is published online and can be accessed through the ANU Library Open Research Portal. https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/118282