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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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.

Fiona Brockhoff’s Sublime Garden Wonderland

Art & Design, GardensKarkalla is one of the great private gardens of Australia.

Landscape Architecture and the Garden

Art & DesignLandscape architect Bede Brennan explores the sometimes fraught relationship between landscape architecture and gardening.

Designer Profile: Juan Grimm

Art & Design, GardensWe chat with one of South America's most outstanding landscape designers, Juan Grimm.

Coming Home: The art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara's photographic work explores beautiful ways of saying painful things.

Design and Life: Xanthe White, Miguel Urquijo and Phillip Johnson

Art & Design, GardensThree outstanding designers with a deep appreciation for and reverence of the natural world.

Design and Life: Andrea Cochran, Kate Cullity and Sacha Coles

Art & DesignThree landscape architects whose combined visions are shaping the earth beneath our feet for the better.

Landscape as Protagonist?

Art & DesignAn exploration of what it look like when landscape plays the lead role.

After Nature: An Exhibition by Janet Laurence

Art & DesignCare, art and activism at Janet Laurence's new exhibition in Sydney.

Field Trip: Orongo Station with Thomas Woltz

Art & DesignA ride around an internationally renowned example of conservation agriculture in a farm buggy.

Why Listen to Plants?

Art & DesignA new exhibition in Melbourne asks what can we learn by listening to plants.

Daniel Shipp’s Cast of Ugly Misfits

Art & DesignMeet photographer Daniel Shipp's gang of ugly plant misfits in their first ever glamour shoot.

Green Light: Photographic Nostalgia from the Garden

Art & DesignYou know those brilliant pics of your mum and dad in flares and crochet tops? You can thank the plant kingdom for them.

Yappo: A Book About a Man and a Plant

Art & DesignYappo is a philosophical picture book for adults

Designer Profile: TALC Studio

Art & Design, GardensMeet a pair of plant-obsessed San Francisco-based designers of intentionally chaotic gardens.