Pollinator Pathmaker is an artwork by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. It is part of Create a Buzz, a three-year programme based at the Eden Project, Cornwall, focused on communicating the story of native pollinators: their vital role, their current plight, and their restoration.
Originally commissioned by
Eden Project, Cornwall
Owned by the Eden Trust, the Eden Project is a global arts, science and educational charity with a social and environmental mission: to create a movement that builds relationships between people and the natural world to demonstrate the power of working together for the benefit of all living things.
Eden champions creativity and critical thinking, and presents thoughtful and thought-provoking cross-disciplinary cultural, community and education programmes on-site and across local and national communities.
Founded as a Millennium Project in 2001, Eden welcomes over one million visitors each year, it has a digital reach of several million and as Eden Project establishes new sites across the UK and in China, Australia and New Zealand, its reach is growing.
Eden is at the forefront of emerging cultural practices in regeneration, conservation, sustainability, horticulture, architecture, community outreach and education. The organisation has an extensive network of scientific expertise and partners at leading local, national and international universities and research bodies.The world-famous Biomes house a living ethno-botanical collection. To date Eden has commissioned and exhibited such world-revered and diverse artists as El Anatsui, Wolfgang Buttress, Hayden Dunham, Ryan Gander, Jenny Kendler, Julian Opie, Peter Randall-Page, Tim Shaw and Studio Swine.
Eden is a hybrid of gallery, museum, garden, venue, laboratory and university – a cross-disciplinary cultural leader for the 21st century, uniquely placed to offer transformative opportunities to artists engaged with social-environmental subjects.
International Edition Founding Commissioners
With each international founding Edition Garden, a new regional Plant Palette is commissioned.
Light Art Space (LAS)
LAS is a Berlin-based art foundation that brings together art, technology and science. Committed to new ways of presenting art, LAS commissions experimental projects, both physical and digital, in unconventional spaces. LAS is dedicated to future thinking and light is the foundation’s guiding principle – a symbol of imagination, discovery and innovation.
Edition Garden Commissioners
Edition Garden Commissioners make use of an existing regional Plant Palette.
Championing new ideas in contemporary art since 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions for half a century from a wide range of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists of our time. Across two sites only 5 minutes apart, in London’s Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine presents a year-round, free programme of exhibitions, architecture, education, live events and technological innovation, in the park and beyond. Proud to maintain free access for all visitors, thanks to its unique location the Serpentine also reaches an exceptionally broad audience and maintains a deep connection with its local community.
Garfield Weston Foundation
Established in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded charitable grant-making trust and has donated over £1.2 billion in total, of which over half has been given away in the past ten years alone. In the most recent financial year the Foundation donated more than £88million to over 2,100 charities across the UK. Having established one of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees today remain highly active and hands-on. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business – a successful model that still endures today and as the businesses have grown, so too have the charitable donations.
Gaia Art Foundation
Gaia Art Foundation is a non-profit initiative that facilitates transdisciplinary exchange across art, ecology, science and technology. We collaborate on research projects and facilitate artistic exchange and partnerships. We convene projects, workshops and public events, and support new commissions and platforms alongside various other initiatives. Our mission is to support artistic practices and encourage experimentation and research that seek out answers and explore ideas that will improve our collective future. Our ambition is to provoke and foster vibrant discussion and collaboration across disciplines to encourage new positive ways of seeing, thinking and being.
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2.000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. If Google’s mission is to make the world’s information more accessible, then Google Arts & Culture's mission is to make the world's culture accessible to anyone, anywhere. It’s your doorway to explore art, history, and wonders of the world. Discover stories about cultural heritage ranging from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings, Puerto Rico’s heritage, Sports in Australia or the women's right movement to ancient Maya temples, Japanese Food, and Indian Railways.
Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Digital Plant Paintings Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Designer and Researcher Iman Datoo
Producer Hannah Andrews
Studio Manager Freire Barnes
With thanks to Cecilie Gravesen (Producer, 2020-22), and Emily Sofaly (Studio Manager, 2021-22)
Algorithm Developer Dr Przemek Witaszczyk
Website The Workers, special development thanks to dotdotdash
Visual Identity Studio Frith
Sound Design Nick Ryan
Curators Misha Curson, Céline Holman, Hannah Hooks
Associate Curator and Project Manager Sara Matson
Interpretation Dr Jo Elworthy and the Interpretation Team
Horticulture Colin Skelly, Julie Kendall, Jane Knight, and the Living Landscapes Team
Beekeeper Rodger Dewhurst
PR Nicola Jeffs
Professor Dave Goulson, Marc Carlton, Professor Lars Chittka, Dr Jolyon Troscianko, Markus Radscheit MSc., and Tom Keay
Silvia Baumgart, Clare Brooks, Maria Bukhtoyarova, Alan Curson, Mikhail Datoo, David Gore, Cathy Johns, Christian Klotz, Lady Ryder Memorial Garden, Inigo Minns, Richard Moross, and Burcu Yuksel
The Edition Gardens
Pollinator Pathmaker, Eden Project Edition Garden, 2021
Atlantic Europe Plant Palette
Commissioned by the Eden Project and Funded by Garfield Weston Foundation. Additional founding supporters Gaia Art Foundation and collaborators Google Arts & Culture.
Pollinator Pathmaker, Serpentine Edition Garden, 2022
Commissioned by Eden Project and Serpentine
with support from Nicoletta Fiorucci Foundation and Google Arts & Culture
Pollinator Pathmaker, LAS Edition Garden, 2023
Continental Europe Plant Palette
Commissioned by Eden Project and LAS
Presented in collaboration with the Museum Für Naturkunde Berlin
© Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg Ltd.