As a practicing Landscape Architect and a visual artist, Svetlana Lavrentieva’s work explores various states of nature. She uses colour and texture to create art works that expose whimsical sides of the natural environment. Svetlana’s work comments on the role of urban landscapes in daily life. Julia Smachylo’s work included pastel, acrylic and mixed media pieces. As and urban designer, Julia is fascinated by infrastructures and performative landscapes.
Order, symmetry, harmony, vistas are just a few words that describe a traditional French garden. Perfectly composed, manicured shapes become artistic elements and create visual and physical experiences from the ground level and above.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan