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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The Mysterious Art of Bonsai

Art & DesignLearn about this ancient craft with bonsai legend Jeff Barry of Chojo Feature Trees.

Edith Rewa Barrett is an Artist, Adventurer and Native Plant Lover

Art & DesignA chat about Identity, place and plants with artist and flora hunter Edith Rewa Barrett.

Dossofiorito: Design for Plants

Art & DesignWe visit the Verona studio of a talented pair of plant loving multidisciplinary designers.

Helene Schmitz and the Sublime Power of Nature

Art & DesignPhotographer Helene Schmitz's work explores the complex and often violent relationship between humans and the natural world.

Painting Lila’s Garden

Art & DesignArtist Samantha Dennison has turned neighbourhood flower thieving into an art form.

Designer Profile: Xanthe White

Art & Design, GardensFind out more about this talented and passionate NZ garden designer's work, design philosophy and more.

Natural Dyeing: The Beautiful Afterlife of Food Scraps

Art & DesignWe drop into the the studio of passionate natural dyer and textile queen, Jo Broederlow

Leila Jeffreys: The Birds and the Trees

Art & DesignWe catch up with an incredible artist to talk birds, bees and trees.

In Linnaeus’ Garden: What We are Made of Will Make Something Else

Art & Design, CultureArtist Penelope Aitken went to Sweden to imbibe Carl Linnaeus.

Embellish: A Photographic Series by Emma Bass

Art & DesignA new photographic series by NZ artist Emma Bass explores notions of truth, beauty and authenticity.

Among Equals: Empowerment for Women Weavers in Papua New Guinea

Art & DesignMeet Florence Jaukae Kamel - a woman weaving a better way of life for her family and community in Papua New Guinea.

Gardening is Not a Rational Act

Art & DesignAn exhibition exploring the relationship between art and gardens is popping up at Abbotsford Convent this spring.

Janet Laurence: Inside the Flower

Art & DesignJanet Laurence's most recent work asks us to re-think the way we see nature.

Talking Shop: The Plant Room

Art & Design, Culture, GoodsWe chat to the owner of the best little plant shop in Manly, Emma McPherson.

Designer Profile: Bush Projects

Art & Design, GardensMeet Bonnie and Sarah from Bush Projects - a punk landscape architecture practice in Melbourne.

A Waltz with Thomas Woltz

Art & Design, GardensThomas Woltz is changing the world, one hectare at a time.

Photography: Ken Marten’s World of Plants

Art & DesignWe dive into photographer Ken Marten's plant filled world.