The South-east Queensland region is one of the most biodiverse in Australia; the region is also experiencing strong population growth. I am interested in the role people play in shaping habitat. How do we balance competition between conservation and development to maintain natural heritage values?
During 2010 my research is focused on land within the Redland City Council boundaries. Artworks resulting from this project will be shown in an exhibition titled 'Plant-Life' opening at Redland Art Gallery in July 2010.
My Book, Layers of Life, features full colour photography of observations and artworks developed during my nine months Artist-in-Residence at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha. Monthly chapters present seasonal highlights in the Australian Plant Communities, with accompanying chapters featuring visual inspiration from the Japanese, Temperate Region and Arid Region gardens. Published in 2009 using Blurb services, click on the image above to see a preview of the book.
Nicola Moss is an Australian artist who lives and works on the Gold Coast.
Based on numerous site visits, Moss' art practice observes and interprets the ecology of Australian landscapes. With an interest in how people engage with and shape environment through culture, conservation and development - our place in connection to all other life.