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ART AND NATURE: Conflict and Harmony in the Landscape


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Ten exceptional presentations by overseas speakers comprise:

  • The provocative Martin Rein-Cano (Berlin) who denounces English gardens as boring and derivative of outmoded models;
  • Xavier Perrot (USA, formerly Vietnam) who makes places for dreaming, which conjure drama from hybridised materials … not about nature, but about alternate worlds.
  • Plantsman James Basson (France), who takes a gentle path with his Mediterranean gardens, working with regional seasons and flora with minimal intervention.
  • Athenian Thomas Doxiadis who displays profound sensitivity for the natural flora creating timeless landscapes in the Greek Isles.
  • Diana Wiesner, Colombia, who devotes life to horticulturally connecting and dissecting the great megalopolis of Bogota, South America.

 And from Australia:

  • Phillip Johnson (Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges), who remains enthralled ... with the power and joy that nature brings.
  • Viesturs Cielens, Adelaide, an enigmatic outsider who reveals the connections between gardens and owners and their evolution over time.

Images (top to bottom): In the Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Johnson’s Billabong Garden is sheer job; On the Greek island of Antiparos, designer Thomas Doxiadis has designed houses and gardens which integrate perfectly within these timeless landscapes; The Cloud Garden in France, where Xavier Perrot says he is not interested in nature, but that his installations provide ‘places for dreaming’; Diana Wiesner in Bogota, Colombia, has a passion to provide green spaces for the poor and disadvantage.

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Victoria 3000

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The biennial Australian Landscape Conference is one of the pre-eminent events of its kind in the world. With its stunning line up of the most influential and thought provoking speakers ever secured, ALC 2015 is not to be missed! As always, a vigorous global search has uncovered diverse and inspirational speakers to ignite passions, challenge views and encourage all who attend to engage deeply with the past and future of landscape design.

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