Katie Paterson / Hollow

9 May 2016 – 2 Apr 2030

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University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Katie Paterson in collaboration with Zeller & Moye has gathered 10,000 tree species spanning time and space for Hollow. A new public artwork for Bristol, commissioned by the University of Bristol and produced by Situations.

From 9 May 2016 step inside a structure that is made of thousands of unique samples of tree species, sourced from every country across the world, from fossilized trees from the earliest forests that emerged over 390 million years ago to the most recent emergent species. Within Hollow you will discover the story of the planet.

Renowned for her exploration of the cosmos and geological time, artist Katie Paterson has amassed a collection of 10,000 tree species to form a new artwork for Bristol. The samples of wood span time and space and have been sourced from across the globe. From the oldest tree in the world to some of the youngest and near-extinct species, the tree samples contain within them stories of the planet’s history and evolution through time.

Hollow opens to mark the opening of the University of Bristol’s new Life Sciences building.

As part of the unveiling of Hollow, join the artist and architects in conversation with Dr Jon Bridle from the University of Bristol's Life Sciences department. Monday 9 May, 6.15pm see www.situations.org.uk for booking details.


Georgina Bolton


Claire Doherty

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