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O JARDIM - The Breath of the City

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7th - 31st May 2008

Portugal

O Jardim We have the pleasure to announce a forthcoming exhibition of art, "O JARDIM", showing the recent paintings, photographs and drawings of four European artists: Rebecca Rason Flor Ferreira, Heather Taylor, Bartha de Kok and Richard Hartnoll.

"O Jardim" is inspired by the Botanical Garden of Lisbon, Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa. The exhibition presents the artists' individual experiences of working in the Garden and collectively communicates their appreciation of light, line, texture and mood.

The paintings and photographs highlight the beauty of this hidden terra and the fascination of nature thriving in a unique micro-climate, surrounded by the man-made hub of a capital city.

The work has led to a deeper understanding of the importance of this Botanical Garden to Lisbon. It is of notable historical value and has serious significance environmentally and offers an important contribution to science and education. The focus of "O Jardim" can therefore be seen in relation to the current and very real concerns of global climate change and the constant threat of development to green urban spaces.

This year the Botanical Garden celebrates its inauguration and has been providing many benefits to local residents and visitors for the last 130 years. The Garden continues in the conservation of plant species, many ancient and rare, which flourish within its boundaries, but it is limitless in its power to inspire.

Opening on the 7th May 2008, 18.00-23.00, in the Sala do Veado, Science and Natural History Museum, Lisbon. The exhibition runs until the 31st May. Tues - Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat - Sun 11.00 - 18.00

Please see the exhibition blog for updates and more info:  http://flourishingart.blogspot.com

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