Botanical Traces: Printing from the Singapore Botanic Gardens Archive

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Explore the realm of flora in this botanical printing session developed in partnership with Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get an intimate look at the fine beauty and precise anatomy of the botanical printing blocks from Singapore Botanic Gardens’ archives, and engage hands-on with its replicas to create a charming deck of prints.

This workshop will be introduced by Dr. Michele Rodda, Senior Researcher at the National Parks Board and Curator of Exhibitions at the Botanical Art Gallery.

Dr. Michele Rodda is a taxonomist at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, who specialises in the Apocynaceae (the frangipani family) of Southeast Asia and neighbouring regions. He has also been studying the historic collections of botanical art in the Garden’s archives. Since 2014 he has closely worked with the botanical artists at the Singapore Botanic Gardens who have been engaged to make pen and ink illustrations for the Flora of Singapore book series as well as to illustrate new species. He is the curator of exhibitions at the Garden’s Botanical Art Gallery and he has written the book Tropical Plants in Focus: Botanical Illustration at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (2021).