Focusing on a wholly unique way on how horticulture intersects with our every day world and on women whose work has enriched and expanded these intersections in the last 25 Years, The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants explores and celebrates how the plant world is improved by not only greater representation of women generally but also by diversity amongst you. It chronicles how working in the world of plants is a more viable and creative career path than ever before and how the plant work world demonstrating greater social and environmental responsibility, in large part due to your collective contributions. Walking through all of your current and innovative work in all fields "horticultural" - botany, environmental science, landscape design and architecture, floriculture, agriculture, social justice, plant seeking and breeding, seed science, gardening, garden writing and garden photography, public garden administration, research and public policy - illustrates larger issues or shifts in our world. As a group, your work confirms how the many challenges of our world; environmental, economic, cultural / societal, individual, can and are being met through cultivating an interdependence. More here
Portrait of Tessa by Elisabeth Novick
Tessa's latest exhibition, Wild World, is opened in November at the NewArtCentre, Roche Court. More information can be found on the NewArtCentre website, here
Tessa is also featured in a recent Evening Standard article discussing the exhibition here
Calligraphy of Dance at the Queen's House, Greenwich. Part of the National Maritime Museum Collection.
AOP50: Images That Defined The Age Celebrating 50 Years of the Association of Photographers 16th April to 1st June 2018, Private View 17th April 6-8pm Lobby, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB AOP50 is a major retrospective exhibition comprising of iconic images by the world's most well-known and respected photographers to celebrate 50 years of the Association of Photographers. To recognise this important milestone, the exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, contains images that illustrate the impact, diversity and quality of work by it's members since 1968.
Monet's Bridge 2.5m x 2.5m
Distant Cousins No.s 22 and 23, displayed as lightboxes, 1m x 1.5m
Fern Verrow recently launched their new website, designed by Lawrence Morton and with photography by Tessa Traeger, including images from the Fern Verrow book and flowers and vegetables supplied to Spring Restaurant at Somerset House. More here
On the 6th February 2018 the Council of the RPS enrolled Tessa Traeger as a new Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. More here
The book 'Voices of the Vivarais became part of the collection at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol which opened in December. More
'Made In Venice' a box of 14 prints of Venice crafts from Tessa Traeger's studio will be auctioned by Christies in Venice on 16th December in aid of Avapo Venezia: a charity that supports people with terminal cancer in their homes.
Tessa Traeger's work will be shown in 'Here We Are' - an exhibition of British photography to celebrate the Burberry September 2017 Collection at The Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, London. More
Mark Golder gave a bequest to the University of Warwick Art Collection including Tessa Traeger's image Chemistry of Light no.21 - Indian Famine.
Vogue. Self-portraits by 11 Vogue contributing female photographers past and present in an article called 'Now You See Me'
A portfolio of food photography in a Spanish magazine called Exit. Issue 66 Image & Culture - 'Buy, Cook, Eat' The issue is devoted to a collection of leading European photographers.
La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart set in Rome designed and directed by Patrick Kinmonth at Karlsruhe Opera. Murmurations of starlings were used as omens in ancient Rome so Kinmonth made a moving projection and also designed fabrics using Tessa Traeger's starling images for sets and costumes for the entire cast.
A new portrait of Richard, Duke of Buccleuch, to celebrate the Garden Museum Literary Festival at Boughton House
'A Gardener's Labyrinth', a travelling National Portrait Gallery exhibition of portraits of legendary gardeners and their gardens, to be shown at Boughton House as part of the Garden Museum Literary Festival
Wild is the Wind A special exhibition and sale of reduced priced prints, due to the studio relocation to Devon, will be available at Rossetti Studios by appointment until March 13th and afterwards at 68 Chesil Court, Chelsea Manor Street, or Tessa's North Devon studio.
Portrait of Roy Strong from the book and exhibition commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery called A Gardener's Labyrinth, to be shown at the Garden Literary Festival, Boughton House, 1st & 2nd July, 2017. Talk by Tessa Traeger and Charles Saumarez Smith.
Purdy Hicks Gallery. Two of Tessa's works from the Chemistry of Light Exhibition are to be shown at the London Art Fair, 18th - 22nd January 2017.
Canon's Professional Network Newsletter features an interview by David Corfield with Tessa Traeger. More information
Luncheon Magazine Number Two runs a ten page feature on Tessa Traeger's life's work at Rossetti Studios with an interview by Mark Hayworth-Booth
The re-opening of the Queens House, Greenwich, with an exhibition including Tessa Traeger's work from Chemistry of Light, titled Hastings.
Vogue Magazine features Tessa Traeger's photographs of the house and studio she shares with her husband Patrick Kinmonth at Cory Manor, North Devon.
Included in the book Vogue: Voice of a Century.
16.05.16 Exhibited at Photo London, Somerset House. 19 - 22 May 2016 Purdy Hicks Gallery A5. More information here
11.02.16 - 22/05/16
Exhibition Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery. More information
Paris Photo - The Chemistry of Light and Voices of the Vivarais Purdy Hicks will show images from The Chemistry of Light and Voices of the Vivarais exhibitions at Paris Photo, November 11th - 15th
The Calligraphy of Dance Exhibition - Purdy Hicks Gallery, London An exhibition of new photographs by Tessa Traeger, inspired by the Montagu Music Collection at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, was recently held at the Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. For a preview
Art Festival at Boughton House, Kettering The festival featured an exhibition "The Calligraphy of Dance" by Tessa Traeger, alongside a recreation of 18th Century dance by Jennifer Thorp and dancers from Paris, a visit to Kim Wilkie's landform 'Orpheus' and a poetry performance of related verse by Ruth Rosen.
Article by Liz Jobey about The Calligraphy of Dance in the October 2014 issue of Wallpaper* Magazine
The Chemistry of Light, Harper's Magazine Images from Tessa's forthcoming exhibition, The Chemistry of Light Part II, will be featured in the September Issue of Harper's Magazine
British Red Cross - Art for Life Campaign. Tessa recently received a request from Pekka Huhtaniemi, H.E. The Finnish Ambassador and honorary member of the BRC International Fundraising Committee, to donate an artwork to the Art for Life campaign. The image will form part of an exhibition hosted at the Embassy of Japan on the 21st October, where a silent auction will raise money for the work of the British Red Cross.
The Water Tank Project, New York City. Tessa is one of ten artists commissioned by Swatch to participate in The Water Tank Project. Designed to raise awareness of the global water crisis, Tessa created an image to be wrapped around a water tank in Manhattan. The tank art will be on display between August and December. Tessa's tank can be seen at 110 Fulton Street, near Wall Street. To find out more about the project and view a short video,
Tessa recently completed a commission from the Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, to produce four large scale images based on the cartes de visites of Buffalo Bill's 19th century Wild West Show.
Face Time - An exhibition in aid of The Art Room at the Mall Galleries. The Art Room, a national charity offering art as a therapeutic intervention to children and young people, invited 60 leading UK artists to transform a clock face for this important fundraising exhibition. See more
SohoCreate - 400 years of Creativity in Soho. The Huguenots, How it all Began. A festival for creative folk working across all mediums, SohoCreate provides a platform for artists to talk about what they do, and why they do it. In conversation with Tessa Murdoch and Mark Haworth-Booth, Tessa discussed her work on the Huguenots in her book, Voices of the Vivarais, and also the Huguenot connection with her forthcoming exhibition at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, The Calligraphy of Dance. See more
Prix Pictet at the Victoria & Albert Museum 2014 Tessa was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Consumption Awards to be exhibited at the V&A, London. Tessa submitted ten of her images from the Voices of the Vivarais book and show, held at the Purdy Hicks Gallery in 2011.
Pink Lady Awards 2014 In order to recognise the talent, artistry and cultural significance of her food photography over the past five decades, Tessa was presented with the Pink Lady Food Photography Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mall Galleries, London. Tessa celebrated the award with her husband, Patrick Kinmonth.
Eye Magazine, Food Special, Issue 87 Painting with Food, Tessa Traeger interviewed by Richard Krzyzak. See more
Beaux Arts de Paris :: L'Arbre et le Photographe.
City Arts Centre Oklahoma :: Voices of the Vivarais.