Valentine’s Day Gift: take the love of your life to view Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from The Tate, London, on show at NGA until April 28, 2019
Nature responds to the human hand & heart by providing lush green beauty for skin & spirit, fulfilling a dream of founder of Yalu Apothecary, Rhiannon Mapstone
Living Life in Full Bloom artist author speaker travel guide Elizabeth Murray, Monterey California, weaves threads of destiny with passion, color and creativity
Rose Niland reviews twenty artworks by Mandy Martin, which represent her practice for the past twenty years and are on show in regional galleries of NSW in 2017
Rose Niland interviews inspiring sculpture basket maker from found natural objects Catriona Pollard whose exhibition Love Honour Cherish is in Sydney in October
Music based on philosophies and principles established by legends of Apollo and the ancient Greeks comes to us via Vitruvius and Palladio from Mozart to Jenkins
The NYBG recently opened its annual summer exhibition Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around The World, an ongoing narrative about the nature of modern society
As a young man in Germany Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was apprenticed to Michael Wolgemut chief illustrator of the Nuremberg Chronicle. He traveled widely and his work as a painter only exceeded by his ability to engrave on metal. During the first decade of the sixteenth century he was depicting plants…
Do people react more to ways they are taught or according to genetic predisposition – what is the importance of conditioning and thought on human development?
Change is threatening because it means things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging and to the confident inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better”
One of the 20th centuries foremost influential architects and designers, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) created designs in a response to his love of nature and his need to integrate his work as closely as possible with the natural world. The key factors in Wright’s work are space, light…
During the medieval period (C6 – C13) hundreds of varieties of flowers were introduced into Europe via the Crusades. Secluded gardens provided a secret place for lovers away from prying eyes. ‘I found her in an arbour, sweet, under a bough’ is the sort of phrase that opened many a…
Artist Marcel Desbiens student of nature, who records the minute details of a petal from a flower on Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery at Brisbane November 12-27
Change is inevitable and in a progressive country change is constant. The truth about the Carbon Tax in Australia is out there, but will it ever be found? This is the debate we had to have.
From the earliest times gardens were associated with shade, running water; fragrance and fresh produce and therefore represented peace and prosperity. Each visit to a garden is a unique experience because its plants, ornaments, views and garden buildings appear in a sequence that can never exactly be repeated ever again….
As I write this Cyclone Yasi a category five cyclone is about to cross onto the land in the north of Queensland. It is important never to forget just how out of our control nature is and how important it is for humankind to remain connected with it…