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 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.

Natural Desires: The Olmsted Brothers & the Greening of Seattle

Art & DesignAn exploration of the lasting legacy of landscape architects the Olmstead Brothers in greening the city of Seattle.

Shona Wilson: Collaborations with Nature

Art & DesignArtist Shona Wilson's chief collaborator is nature. They're a match made in heaven!

Brooke Holm: Canada

Art & DesignGorgeous landscape photography of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in winter.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Samorn Saxinay Dyes with Compost!

Art & Design, CultureSamorn Saxinay is a weaver and designer who stumbled across the the idea of dyeing with food scraps, thanks to a hug from her grubby daughter.

Death, Decay & Flowers

Art & DesignWhat could be truer than death? Writer and photographer Annabelle Hickson explores the beauty and truth found in decay.

Emerging, Decaying

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of the temporal nature of existence by Peter Whyte.

True Indigo Dyeing: The Fermented Vat

Art & Design, CultureAboubakar Fofana is a master natural indigo dyer dedicated to sharing his passion for ancestral growing, weaving and dyeing skills throughout the world.

Botanical Inquiry: An Exhibition by Daniel Shipp

Art & DesignA hauntingly beautiful body of work exploring the dialogue between humans and plants. And a video!

Studio Profile: Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Art & DesignAn interview with Kate Cullity, director of award winning Australian landscape architecture firm, Taylor Cullity Lethlean.

Saffron: The Priciest Spice

Art & Design, BotanicaDid you know saffron is more expensive than gold? Check out these stunning images (and a time-lapse video) by Peter Whyte of the most precious spice.

Weed Life: The Paintings of Matilda Julian

Art & DesignArtist Matilda Julian loves weeds. So much so, that she has produced a body of work featuring them. It's beautiful.

Luis Barragán’s Universal Garden

Art & Design, GardensSally Wilson visits the garden of famed Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.

The Cool Conundrum

Art & DesignGarden designer Michael McCoy ponders the perils of designing a garden for himself.