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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Across the International Date Line

Art & DesignKatherine Lu photographs the small island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Jennifer Orland: Ceramicist & Gardener

Art & DesignJennifer Orland's ceramics practice is inspired by her garden.

Amanda Dziedzic – Glass Artist

Art & Design"Plants are bloody amazing," says Melbourne-based glass artist Amanda Dziedzic. We agree!

Your Future Is Written In The Trees

Art & DesignArtist Caitlin Franzmann has mapped out your destiny in her 'Tree-telling' divination cards!

When Bread Met Honey

Art & DesignGet your fingers sticky with the Bread + Honey exhibition, on show at Hotel Hotel from 6 February!

Wonderplants!

Art & DesignSarah Illenberger's Wonderplants are just normal plants... with superhero alter egos!

Accidental Smoothie: Patterns, Plants & Art!

Art & DesignA whole lot of plants and patterns underpin Karina Sharpe's 'Accidental Smoothie' series.

‘The Awkward Gardener’ by Natasha Cantwell

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of defiant suburban gardens by Natasha Cantwell.

The Art of Nature: Karl Blossfeldt

Art & DesignThe photographic genius of Karl Blossfeldt.

NYC’s Park in the Sky

Art & Design, CultureHow NYC's derelict freight line became a wilderness in the sky.

The Wasteland Grows Up

Art & DesignLandscape architects and urban designers are transforming degraded city sites all over North America.

Rousseau in the Jungle

Art & Design, CultureHenri Rousseau painted exotic jungles, but he was really the ultimate city dweller.

Oh, van Gogh!

Art & Design, CultureVincent van Gogh painted sunflowers, olive orchards and lemons – and he's up next in our artist series.

Camille Pissarro: The Impressionist Gardener

Art & Design, CultureWe're exploring artists who depict nature this month - first up is Camille Pissarro.

The Garden: Art, Dalliance, or Both?

Art & Design, GardensAn exploration of the idea of gardens as art, and the implications of the title.

Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernist Gardener

Art & Design, GardensRoberto Burle Marx was an artist, landscape architect, plant hunter and passionate environmentalist.

Swing by the Secret Garden

Art & DesignThe 'Secret Garden' exhibition opens on the 1st of October in Collingwood. Check it out!

Ritual & Nature: The Art of Tamara Dean

Art & DesignTamara Dean's breathtaking art explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.