Art & Design

‘I don’t paint nature. I am nature.’ – Jackson Pollock

The natural world has inspired artists and designers since the beginning of time. Here we share the work of talented painters, landscape designers, architects, photographers, sculptors and more who design, make and create work inspired by plants and the natural world.

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Designing Abundance with Claudia West

Art & Design, PeopleA conversation with trailblazing landscape architect and ecological design advocate, Claudia West

Falling Awake: Paintings by David Whitworth

Art & DesignAn interview with painter David Whitworth about art, landscape architecture and poetry.

Leaving no Trace: Design as Fertile Practice

Art & DesignWhat if objects were designed as gifts to the world? A provocative essay by the curators of Plant Fever exhibition.

Orchid House: Sex and Extinction on the Gold Coast

Art & Design"People seem happy to talk about extinction if it involves a pretty flower."

Work the Soul Must Have: On the Photographs of Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck

Art & DesignTake a stroll through the garden with UK based artist Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck.

Landscape as Protagonist: New Perspectives on Cities and Nature

Art & DesignAn essay by Stéph Donse exploring the complex relationship between cities and nature.

Light in the Dark: Photographer Jane Fulton Alt

Art & DesignA chat about landscape, creativity and light with Jane Fulton Alt

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.

Artist Profile: Sally Blake

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

Ectopic Plants: Life in the Cracks

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

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.

Nocturnal Medicine: Dancing in the Dark

Art & DesignAn interview with Michelle Shofet and Larissa Belcic of New York based design studio, Nocturnal Medicine

Sasha Duerr is a Natural Dyer, Artist & Alchemist

Art & Design, PeopleA chat with natural dyer extraordinaire, Sasha Duerr

Colleen Southwell’s Art Grows From the Garden

Art & Design"I am unashamedly hoping to create work that is beautiful, contemplative and uplifting. I want it to speak, but with an optimistic, inquisitive and gentle voice."

Case Studies: Questions of Home, Plants and Power

Art & DesignAn art project by Felicity Jones and Mark Smith exploring the cultural and environmental impacts of the Wardian case.

Touching the Earth: A Survey of Female Land Artists

Art & DesignLucy Munro shines a light on a bunch of acomplished and important land artists.