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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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.

Designer Profile: Sidonie Carpenter

Art & Design, Gardens, PeopleWe chat with Brisbane based landscape architect Sidonie Carpenter about her design process and philosophy.

20 Cheeky Questions: John Pastoriza-Piñol

Art & Design"The more rare, unusual and macabre the plant is the more enduring the influence," says this botanical artist.

Joshua Werber Sticks Flowers to his Head

Art & DesignThis NY based floral designer makes next level headpieces!

Painting Plants: Elizabeth Barnett

Art & DesignElizabeth Barnett plays with plants and paint.

Kati Thanda: An Ephemeral Landscape

Art & DesignExploring an iconic Australian landscape, from above.

Designer Profile: Andrea Cochran

Art & Design, GardensAn interview with one of the masters of modern American landscape architecture.

Soft City: An Exhibition by Penelope Metcalf

Art & DesignPenelope Metcalf captures the magic of everyday Sydney streetscapes.

Isamu Sawa: Without Water

Art & DesignPhotographer Isamu Sawa photographs floral escapees!

Cécile Daladier: Ceramic Artist

Art & DesignA chat with French ceramicist and flower lover Cécile Daladier.

Think Like a Plant, Think Like a Woman

Art & DesignClimate change, eco-feminism and the art of Janet Laurence.

Marianne North: Lady Painter

Art & DesignMarianne North was a trailblazing female artist who travelled the world painting plants in the 19th century.

Native Swinson: Bringing the Bush to Bondi

Art & DesignArtist, illustrator and textile designer Kate Swinson is bringing the bush to Bondi