Janet Tavener - 'The Last Seed'

Visually sumptuous photographs highlighting environmental issues

The series titled "The Last Seed" draws its content from Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, that houses 5,000 species of essential food crops deep within the Arctic permafrost.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Saturday 21 July 2018

Janet Tavener - 'The Last Seed' image

Published by MAY SPACE on Sunday 24 June 2018.
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The vault was supposed to be an impenetrable, modern-day Noah’s ark for plants, a life raft against climate change and catastrophe. But a recent flood threatened its security – heavy rain occurred at a time of year when the temperature was usually well below freezing.

Scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to mammal milk in a race to preserve a natural order. Creating cabinets of curiosity serving to remind us of our own mortality, of our mistakes and failures – a modern day Memento Mori.