I have also worked with communities to build a bespoke Strange Garden, based on actual flora from their region. I spent time in Nathalia in 2017 working at the G.R.A.I.N. Store as Artist in Residence, running workshops for artists, school and kindergarten children and building a collaborative artwork that showcased everyone's sculpture. Designs were based on flowers drawn, photographed and collected by the Nathalia Wildflower Group.
Photographs by Philippa Shapper, Olive Sage and Eliza-Jane Gilchrist