Small is Beautiful
Lichens are one of the richest parts of Scotland's internationally important diversity and RBGE has a long legacy of promoting their scientific understanding.
They are also a constant source of wonder for artists: the splashes of colour on our rocky shores; the surprising quiet filigree of finely-wrought life on a winter twig; the luxurious tapestry draping and dripping off limbs in the western woods. Many are equally intrigued by the very special relationships between the fungi, algae and cyanobacteria that live together symbiotically as lichens.
This exhibition, curated by Sarah Roberts, highlights the beauty and intricacy of these fascinating organisms featuring expert scientific illustrations, contemporary artworks and work produced in art-science classes and botanical illustration courses here at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Venue: Library Foyer, Science Buildings
Dates: Friday 31st January 2020 – Friday 1st May 2020
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
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