Albiann Tully

The future of Earth is uncertain, as well as the future of our relationship with nature. Society’s well being relies on nature, but we allow destructive habits to permeate life. The circular black portal seen in the photographs is a threshold between manipulated and wild environments. The threshold invites us to enter the landscape and represents several ideas:..

Laura Ribeiro Mascarenhas

Lost in a white desert made of salt, we’re taken to the low and highlands of Chile, Peru and Bolivia, where Brazilian artist Laura Mascarenhas captured the endless hours of a storm that kept her from reaching Chile, the neighbouring country from where her journey has started in Bolívia. 

Svabhu Kohli

Indian artist Svabhu Kohli‘s stylised illustrations of flora and fauna offer a dreamy glimpse into the artist's love of nature and imaginative approach to art. Each enchanting work of art combines bright colours, bold graphics, and intricate designs to capture the beauty and splendour of the natural world.

With a tremendous amount of detail and a focus on visual storytelling, each magical, multi-layered work of art showcases a unique scene straight from the artist's imagination. Kohli's illustrations are equally inspired by nature and by fantasy, presenting a unique twist on traditional landscapes and studies of wildlife.

Rendered both by hand and through digital programs, the pieces that comprise Kohli's captivating portfolio demonstrate his array of artistic abilities and his versatile approach to his craft.

Lynda Laird

Lynda is a photographic, video, sound and archive artist working on long term bodies of work; primarily focusing on landscape and the idea that memory is stored in place; that there are trace's and an imprint of history stored in the buildings, landscapes and spaces where specific events have occurred.

Alexandra Ffion

Alexandra Ffion is an emerging artist based in East Sussex, England. Her work explores the beauty of natural details. From all levels of perspective, her work takes inspiration from the minute patterns to the aerially photographed textures of our world. Predominantly focusing on painting and collage, her connection with the natural world is represented as vibrant abstract environments.

Diane Barbé

Bagamoyo is a small town on the Indian Ocean, sixty kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, the main city of Tanzania. This documentary series attempts to translate an intense, distressing experience, which remained implicit throughout my wanderings. The signs of history were recorded on the built and natural environments –silent witnesses to the past. My notes from March 2016 read:

Carla Chan

When the world is left only black and grey is a poetic reflection on human intervention in nature as well as a creative experiment in constructing nature via various forms of human mediation.

The works in the exhibition originate in the artist’s ambivalent relationship with nature, her Entomophobia as well as her fear of being alone in the wild. Yet by putting herself in the position of a distant observer, the artist confronts the land and natural objects that she fears, unearthing uncanny beauty and identifying mysterious patterns along the creative process. In this journey, she found nature is getting more and more like a human invention, an impure construct and myth that is increasingly becoming a sort of a complex hybrid. Even in the seemingly most untouched parts of the world, traces of human interference or presence can be found. 

In a highly technological and globalised world, a new form of “natural” beauty is being created through heavy human involvement. Not only do we destroy “nature” but at the same time we also let it grow in ways that are not supposed to be. This unexpected, artificial change creates a kind of unnatural nature. This unnatural nature creates changes in such a rapid speed and exhibits emergent behaviours that we can no longer easily foresee its consequences, hazards as well as beauty.