Descriptive Tour & Workshop: Shipping Roots

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Plants have always traversed seas, intentionally and inadvertently.

In Shipping Roots, artist Keg de Souza draws on RBGE’s collections to tell tales of eucalyptus, prickly pear and ‘alien’ seeds, tracing legacies through the British Empire and specifically linking Australia, India and the UK. These stories relate to the artist’s own cultural removal, drawn from her lived experiences as a person of Goan heritage whose ancestral lands were colonised, to living as a settler on unceded Gadigal land in Sydney.

This exhibition tour is specifically designed for people with a visual impairment and led by John Cummings. Please book your ticket in advance and meet on the day at the welcome desk in the John Hope Gateway (at the west side of the Garden, on Arboretum Place). The tour will be followed by a creative workshop inspired by the exhibition, led by Edinburgh Art Festival.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Event

Descriptive Tour & Workshop: Shipping Roots

Date & Time

Wednesday 23 August

10am—12noon

Venue

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP

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0131 248 2849

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Ticket Information

£5 (+ fees)

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Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • Hearing Loop
Header image credit: Preview of Shipping Roots, March 2023. Photo: Sally Jubb Photography.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

West Gate, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ / East Gate, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LP