26/04/2019

St Kevin’s College Art Show 2019

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3 works (above) will be on display at the upcoming St Kevin’s Art Show.

Friday, 24 May, 2019
7-10pm
KC Smith Hall
St Kevin's College, Moonga Rd, Toorak

https://www.stkevinsartshow.com.au/2019-awards/


14/03/2019

SAATCHIART

THE OTHER ART FAIR SYDNEY 2019


Thurs 14th March - Sun 17th March

Australian Technology Park

Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

Link to exhibiting Artists:

https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/sydney-mar-2019

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08/03/2019

ART/EDIT Magazine

Autumn Edition 2019

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13/02/2013

Invites for Falkner Gallery SHow

Just arrived in the post today :)

I will be at the the gallery on Saturday, 18th May, between 2-4pm.

Hope to see you there.

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03/02/2019

‘botanic_architecture/under_construction/201

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‘botanic_architecture/under_construction/2019’

May 16th to July 6th, 2019.

Falkner Gallery

35 Templeton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450


02/02/2019

SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Sydney, 2019

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SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Sydney 2019

14th - 17th March, 2019

Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Street, Everleigh. 

Still running on the momentum from The Other Art Fair in Melbourne last year, after some great introductions and feedback from that event. 

There will be a framed copy of 'constructive_botanics/banksia_prionotes' in the show. Half the Edition already sold, but hoping to bring it to a new audience. Plus some unframed Edition numbers… Might prove challenging to transport as it's the largest of my print series so far, and the van will be packed to the roof :)

And a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, with Artist Adrian Harley, who is also in the show.

Hope you can can come along…

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29/12/2018

FALkNER Gallery, CASTLEmAINE, May 2019

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Always motivating to work towards a deadline.

Shortly after the Saatchiart The Other Art Fair Sydney 2019 in March, there will be an exhibition of new works at Falkner Gallery in Castlemaine

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May 16th to July 6th, 2019.

Falkner Gallery

35 Templeton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450


23/11/2018

Turner galleries / art angels gala evening

Thank you @turnergalleries , for purchasing this work from The Fremantle Print Award 2018, for your Art Angels Project, and for a great evening at the gallery last night. Especially enjoyed Joshua Webbs ‘Phantasm2’ (@jlwstudio) 3D sculpture on the wall next to my print…


The Turner Galleries Art Angels Ltd are patrons of an innovative Artist in Residence programme that invites three Australian artists to Perth each year and supports local artists and by purchasing their works. The programme has been running since 2001.

The annual Art Angels membership Fee $1,200 including GST, allocates 60% of the money towards a Residency fund to assist three interstate artists during their residency and exhibition in Perth. 
The remaining 40% is paid into an Art Acquisition account, the Gallery Director and Gallery Manager use the funds to purchase artworks from Perth’s most outstanding emerging, mid and late career artists. These artworks are then entered into an annual art draw for the Art Angel Members at our end of year function.

For more information on Art Angels, CLICK HERE

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08/11/2018

ART/EDIT magazine - Flora and fauna special

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A double page feature in the new issue of Art/Edit magazine in Newsagents as of today.

“The architectural background of Garth Henderson – who moved to Melbourne to study 3D modelling before embarking on his subsequent vocations as horticulturalist and artist – is clear upon viewing his meticulous, geometric renditions of Australian flora. In his works, beauty is not just found in colour and form; it is also found in the complex mathematical constructs and organic architecture of our native plants.

At the beginning of each work, Garth will take a physical specimen of the plant he’s working on and literally deconstruct it, a process that allows him to start building its individual components using a virtual sculpting program. These virtual models are then subjects to the same lighting physics that exist within a photographic studio. The final images are then presented as limited edition archival prints on museum paper.”

https://artedit.com.au/best-of-flora-fauna-garth-henderson/

Art/Edit Magazine - The Holiday Issue - Oct/Nov/Dec 2018


13/09/2018

opening night, Fremantle Print Award, 2018

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Highly Commended

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“Garth Henderson's contructive_botanics/banksia_grandis 02, 2017 takes a technological leap from the traditions of botanical art with a digital rendering that uses 3D computer modelling to mimic the naturally occuring structure of the Banksia grandis. The resulting image alludes to a post-natural digital future where organic structures are replicated by algorithms.” - Judges Commentary FACPrintAward 2018 Catalogue

“With a background in horticulture, Garth Henderson has an intimate knowledge of the structure and life cycles of Australia's native flora. In the forms and physiology of plants, Henderson traces the patterns, geometry and evolving mathematical permutations that naturally appear as a flower or plant grows. Henderson's pioneering use of 3D virtual modelling software as a creative space is part of an ongoing study into natural forms” - FACPrintAward 2018


05/08/2018

Art galleries melbourne and victoria

There's this great initiative to get more people in Victoria in touch with Art Galleries and Events in Victoria:  discoverartvictoria  for more information.

For a review of The Other Art Fair: CLICK HERE


02/05/2018

SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2018

The Facility, 2 Chelmsford Street, Flemington 

https://www.saatchiart.com/garthhenderson

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09/06/2018

Stenocarpus (firewheel tree)

(Stenocarpus sinuatus)

Have taken a small detour across the Proteacea family for this project, mainly because it was in flower at the time I started the 3D model. Having the luxury of a physical specimen to work from encourages a greater understanding of the stages of the flower formation and its evolving forms. It's also invaluable in working out the mechanics of the structure, for example, simply how the stalk attaches to the stem. Although I usually work with the calm subtleties of greyscale, this flower has encouraged me to explore it's arresting colour with some procedural colour gradients. The foliage also responds well to a colour treatment, as it has that harsh, dull, waxy appearance found on a lot of indigenous Australian plants. Almost plastic in it's specularity. Which left me with 2 variations of the final image: a coloured version with real world surface references, and a greyscale version with a metallic pewtered sheen to the foliage.

 
Stenocarpus and vase / photo

Stenocarpus and vase / photo

Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree) - flower modules and gradients

Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree) - work in progress / colour trial

Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree) - work in progress / colour trial

Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree) - work in progress / colour trial

Stenocarpus (Firewheel Tree) - work in progress / colour trial

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Limited Edition (A1) x 20

840mm H x 595mm W

Giclée print on 188gsm Hahnemühle photo rag paper

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Limited Edition (A1) x 20

840mm H x 595mm W

Giclée print on 188gsm Hahnemühle photo rag paper


02/06/2018

Callistemon (bottlebrush)

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06/06/2018

SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Melbourne

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4 weeks to go till the SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Melbourne. There was a meet and greet this week with the organisers and other participating Artists, and another view of the venue, which is such a perfect site.

Opens Thursday August 2nd, to Sunday Aug 5th, though you can come along for free on the Friday - Sunday if you request a ticket at melbourne.theotherartfair.com/comp and use the code: ARTGarth .

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23/06/2018

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FREMANTLE PRINT AWARD 2018

Had some very encouraging responses to my work at the 2017 Fremantle Print Award last year, so am very excited for another work to be shortlisted for this years exhibition: 'constructive_botanics/banksia_grandis_02'.

2018 Fremantle Print Award

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty St, Fremantle , Western Australia  6160

opening night September 13th @ 6.30pm


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red stocking at red gallery

annual xmas group show

23 November – 10 December


07/10/2017

NATIVE - BOOK LAUNCH

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Big book launch at Heide Museum of Modern Art today. Had the opportunity to hang a couple of my banksia works in keeping with the theme of new directions in using Australian plants in design and art. Thanks Jela and Kate...

The focal flower installation for the launch was incredible. And a hugely successful event, given the turnout and responses to the book. Congratulations again to Jela and Kate on a magnificent book, and a timely conversation about the magnificent possibilities of Australian flora.

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08/08/2017

WILDFLOWERS

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The flora of Western Australia, in late Winter bloom, are spectacular, and it's just the start of the Wildflower season. The shots below were taken around Chittering Shire, about an hours drive north of Perth, and include Grevillea, Banksia, Conostylis, Eucalyptus and Hakea.


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... though you wouldn't know it if it wasn't flowering, as the foliage and growth habit are almost indistinguishable from each other. 

Kingia australis in flower, not even closely related to Xanthorrhoea. Spotted a couple of specimens on the side of the road and did a quick u-turn for a closer inspection and some photographs.

Australian flora get more intriguing the closer you look


18/07/2017

EUCALYPTUS LEHMANNII FLOWERS ARE CRAZY.

Taking some reference shots today of the bushy yate flower.

Awkward, clumsy looking buds, the operculum fall away to reveal to most iridescent fine green filaments. The geometry is astounding. Can't wait to build one of these.

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17/07/2017

CRANBOURNE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Quick weekend visit to the botanic gardens in Cranbourne. Banksias flowering all over the place. As much as I appreciate the convenience of the iPhone camera, there's nothing like the commitment of hauling a heavy SLR, spare lenses and a tripod around. Spectacular early morning light and a sterling effort from the 85mm F1.2.

A visionary garden that promotes the uniqueness of the Australian flora and landscape.

Banksia ericifolia (dwarf) / Heath leaved banksia

Banksia ericifolia (dwarf) / Heath leaved banksia

Banksia spinulosa / Golden Candles

Banksia menziesii / Firewood banksia


16/07/2017

FRONT WINDOW PROJECT

Front Window Project / July 15th - August 12th, 2017.

the Front Window Project...

69 Victoria Parade, Collingwood VIC 3066

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30/06/2017

FREMANTLE PRINT AWARD 2017

Confirmation this week that one of new coloured banksia prints has been accepted into the 2017 Fremantle Print Awards. 

At the printers running through colour tests for the final print run.

At the printers running through colour tests for the final print run.

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'constructive botanics/banksia prionotes'