Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
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Rebecca Louise Law is an installation artist specialising in artworks made with natural materials, especially flowers.
The exhibition Life in Death showcases her personal collection of plants and flowers, dried and preserved over a six year period. It is her most intricate large-scale artwork to date and examines our relationship with flowers and plants and how they are used, particularly through rituals.
Kew’s Herbarium specimens, including Egyptian garlands made with dried flowers dating back to 700BC, which inspired Rebecca to make this work, are also on display.
Entry to the exhibition is restricted due to the fragile and immersive nature of the artwork. Last admission to the galleries is 45 minutes before the Gardens close – arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The artwork is very delicate. Please help us preserve it for the enjoyment of other visitors by following these simple suggestions:
A beautiful book showing the work of artist Rebecca Louise Law, including her exhibition of preserved flowers currently in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.
A celebration of modern Japanese botanical art by Masumi Yamanaka, including 80 specially commissioned paintings of Japanese wild plants.
A captivating collection of botanical illustrations by artist Katie Scott with text by Kew's Director of Science, Kathy Willis. An ideal gift for all plant lovers.