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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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.

The Bold and Beautiful Ceramics of Elnaz Nourizadeh

Art & DesignWe chat with Elnaz about her process, ideas and transitioning from Iran to Melbourne.

Talking Shop: Lisa Lockhart from Garden Objects

Art & Design, Culture, GoodsA chat with the co-creator of one of our favourite online garden ware stores, Garden Objects.

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.

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