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Invitation to participate

Irish Seed Savers association are delighted to be collaborating with visual artist Rachel Doolin to create a national exhibition. This exciting project is part of our focus to raise awareness about the importance of Seed Sovereignty, biodiversity, food security and our heritage food culture.

The exhibition titled HEIRLOOM will be launched in the Lexicon Cultural Centre in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin in December 2022. This is a super exciting collaboration and celebration of seeds with an artist whom has been working in the background with Irish Seed Savers for the past two years. The concept behind the exhibition stems from Rachels visit to the Svalbard Global Seed vault during an artist residency in the high arctic in 2017. In 2019, Rachel contacted Irish Seed Savers to discuss the potential for creating a seed focussed exhibition that will present many aspects and stories relating the ‘seeds of today’. This project is supported through the DLR Lexicon Visual Arts Commission Exhibition Award and an Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Project Award.

Will Bonsall who featured in the documentary ‘Seed the Untold Story’, and is director of the Scatterseed Project in the US is just one of the contributors of this exhibition. We were really excited to connect with Will through this creative collaboration, and discuss his work our own work and thoughts on preserving crop diversity.

For this exhibition Rachel is creating a sculptural installation titled SEEDARIUM. Rachel envisions this work to manifest as a sacred space where viewers will be able to enter, and ponder the beauty and profundity of seeds. For this sculptural piece artist Rachel Doolin and Irish Seed Association would like to invite our community of growers, seed advocates, Individuals, cultivators, weeders, waterers, minders, and seed-savers to be a part of this exhibition.

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