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.

143 Results

Landscapes of Cohabitation by doxiadis+

Art & Design, Gardens'The idea of creation is beautiful, and the human species is capable of so much creation. But an existing climate and ecosystem, it’s not a blank page’ - Thomas Doxiadis

Kate Seddon’s Glorious Gardens

Art & Design, GardensMeet Kate Seddon, a Melbourne landscape designer with a penchant for plants.

Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

Art & DesignBritish photographer Kate Friend's new series explores the relationship between people and their plants.

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

Art & Design, GardensA garden ramble with designer Peter Shaw on Victoria's Surf Coast.

Caroline Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium

Art & DesignAn interview with Sydney based visual artist Caroline Rothwell about plants, art, and painting with carbon emissions.

Ecological Treasure Hunting with Artist Penny Sadubin

Art & Design, PeoplePenny Sadubin's art explores the complexity, importance and beauty of endangered ecological communities.

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.