74. SHADOW PLAY

It can be said our world is cracking, has cracked. One of our worlds, anyway. Darkness seems closer these days, waiting for an opportunity to lurch into frame, clouding familiar views. Strange things happen when worlds crack open. Contrivances evaporate. True things reappear. We reach for the people we love. We hold tight to the things that ground us. We garden.

Issue 74.
SHADOW PLAY

The Art of Refusal: Lucienne Rickard’s Extinction Studies

Art & Design, CultureAn extraordinary essay on extinction, art and erasure.

Reilluminate: The Garden at Night

Art & Design, GardensAn interview with Allison Watkins - photographer and night-time garden stalker.

“The still point of the turning world”

CultureA musing by Georgina Reid on the call to garden at times of uncertainty, and always.

A Collection of Odes. To Resilience, Weeds and Wishing Trees

Culture“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Value of Front Gardens in a Pandemic, and Always

GardensAn ode to the importance of front gardens in challenging times.

Plant / Life: Artist Lily Langham’s Incredible Country Garden

GardensLily's garden will knock your socks off. A brilliant cure for isolation blues.

Artist Profile: Sally Blake

Art & DesignSally Blake's art practice explores the complex space between humans and nature.

A Celebration of Variegation

BotanicaVariegated plants are the sequins and glitter of the botanical world.

Ectopic Plants: Life in the Cracks

Art & DesignPhotographer Chloe Ferres finds hope, and life, in the cracks.

Grasping at Order: In the Garden, in the Mind

GardensA musing on the complexity of gardening in a pandemic.

Jac Semmler’s Mad Perennial Garden

GardensJac Semmler has created a perennial wonderland in suburban Melbourne. A bit of whimsy, a bunch of madness and a lot of fun!

Interrogation and Regeneration with Artist Cara Johnson

Art & Design, PeopleArtist Cara Johnson's works interrogate ideas around land management practices and the human relationship with the natural world.