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‘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.

143 Results

Gardening. Radicalised

Art & Design, Conversations, GardensDavid Godshall chats with Georgina Reid about remaking landscape architecture.

The Lost Flora

Art & Design, Culture, EssaysWhat can the stories of plants teach us about living with extinction?

Earth Works

Art & DesignNeha Kale uncovers fertile ground in the art of Agnes Denes, Nicole Foreshew and Asad Raza.

In Praise of Quiet Landscapes

Art & Design, GardensGardening can be about seeing as much as making, suggests Georgina Reid.

The Art of Nature

Art & DesignNeha Kale meets four artists exploring new relations with nature.

Transformative Landscapes: Landscapes of Cohabitation

Art & Design, Gardens'The idea of creation is beautiful, and the human species is capable of so much creation. But an existing climate and ecosystem, it’s not a blank page’ - Thomas Doxiadis

Kate Seddon’s Glorious Gardens

Art & Design, GardensMeet Kate Seddon, a Melbourne landscape designer with a penchant for plants.

Kate Friend’s Botanical Portraits

Art & DesignBritish photographer Kate Friend's new series explores the relationship between people and their plants.

Designer Profile: Peter Shaw

Art & Design, GardensA garden ramble with designer Peter Shaw on Victoria's Surf Coast.

Caroline Rothwell’s Infinite Herbarium

Art & DesignAn interview with Sydney based visual artist Caroline Rothwell about plants, art, and painting with carbon emissions.

Ecological Treasure Hunting with Artist Penny Sadubin

Art & Design, PeoplePenny Sadubin's art explores the complexity, importance and beauty of endangered ecological communities.

Designing Abundance with Claudia West

Art & Design, PeopleA conversation with trailblazing landscape architect and ecological design advocate, Claudia West

Falling Awake: Paintings by David Whitworth

Art & DesignAn interview with painter David Whitworth about art, landscape architecture and poetry.

Leaving no Trace: Design as Fertile Practice

Art & DesignWhat if objects were designed as gifts to the world? A provocative essay by the curators of Plant Fever exhibition.

Orchid House: Sex and Extinction on the Gold Coast

Art & Design"People seem happy to talk about extinction if it involves a pretty flower."

Work the Soul Must Have: On the Photographs of Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck

Art & DesignTake a stroll through the garden with UK based artist Johanna Tagada-Hoffbeck.

Landscape as Protagonist: New Perspectives on Cities and Nature

Art & DesignAn essay by Stéph Donse exploring the complex relationship between cities and nature.

Light in the Dark: Photographer Jane Fulton Alt

Art & DesignA chat about landscape, creativity and light with Jane Fulton Alt