A wild garden in remote Tasmania

Life is a garden…all of that constant curating, planting, weeding, leaving fallow, the intensive bed preparation, seed sowing and productivity. The sharing of food produce and making of friends. The observations gleaned over a lifetime of looking after soil and caring for ecosystems. Yes, life is a garden! Please enjoy this article published in the…

Churchill Fellowship: unique opportunity

During 2017-18, I travelled overseas to study the early French botanical historical collections from Tasmania, which are held in European herbaria. My Churchill Fellowship was a very unique experience that has helped shaped the prints I now produce. My Churchill Fellowship, to develop artwork and fabric design from European botanical collections of French expeditions to…

‘Fabric of Botany’ film

The ‘Fabric of Botany’ is a short 28-minute film of broadcast quality, documenting: myself, botanical artist and fabric designer Deborah Wace my Arts Residency on the North East Peninsula of Recherche Bay, Tasmania my 2017-18 Churchill Fellowship to study the early French historical botanical collections from Tasmania, held in herbaria in Europe; research that has…

The French Connection, Recherche Bay

From 2003 I was heavily involved in the community campaign to protect the North East Peninsula of Recherche Bay from being logged for profit. This landscape is the touchstone to some of the most remarkable natural and cultural history in first contact Australia. Living some 10km north, in Lune River, at the time I was…

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