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Hortus Botanicus

Hortus is a project which involves research into early practices of collecting and cataloguing as exemplified by the sixteenth century botanic gardens and libraries of Padua (IT) and Leiden (NL).

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Now Showing #267: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A showcase of work from the University of Hertfordshire’s art collection; the inaugural exhibition at the Horniman Museum, London featuring a multi-sensory installation by Serena Korda; and a retrospective of Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid in Hull.

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Gathering small things

Each object, carefully chosen, has its own special place. Studio walls are filled with categorised, catalogued, beach finds.

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Collaborating, nourishing and distilling

My meeting with artist and musician Rebecca Lee happened quite by chance, but turned out to be a really fortuitous encounter. We introduced ourselves at a special moving image event (Film Free and Easy) at Primary (the studio space where […]

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Ben Uri Gallery: “It’s about an artistic context not religious or ethnic”

In the lead up to its centenary celebrations, the Ben Uri Gallery – which presents work of Jewish interest or by Jewish artists – has curated No Set Rules, an exhibition of works on paper from its own collection and that of Philip Schlee. Dany Louise visits the small space and discovers more about its history and ambitions.

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