Thrilled to be featured in the current #7 September Equinox Edition of INKQ Paper.
It is part of Inky Leaves Publishing, produced by the universally regarded botanical artist Jessica R Shepherd:
‘There really is nothing else available that’s quite like INKQ. Printed on recycled, lightweight paper, this quarterly publication is here to physically deliver inspiration and interesting content directly to your door.
With an emphasis on an amalgam of art and the natural sciences, we have artists, academics and scientists from a wide range of disciplines contributing to the paper.
This publication is designed to be a piece of art in itself; contemporary and modern, something beautiful that can be collected and even framed. It exists to be read, displayed and provoke thought. Style married to high ideals.
Each edition consists of at least 2 double-sided printed A1 sheets, and these will vary according to content and composition. Each edition will be a limited run and only available by post to subscribers.’
Follow Jess on her Instagram account here.
Fremantle Print Award 2019
Here’s a shot of my work currently on display at The Fremantle Print Award 2019.
Showing from 19th September till the 10th of November,
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty St, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Native plant project
Native Plant Project have just uploaded a comprehensive Q+A with me on their website. As well as a great online portal to order Australian plants delivered to your door, they actively promote Australian designers, architects, landscapers and creatives engaged in their own native plant projects.
Link to Q+A:
St Kevin’s College Art Show is over for this year. A great diversity of works on show there, with an exceptionally high standard of presentation and organisation.
So time to get back into some new works, following up from a few conversations recently about why I don’t appear to works so much with colour.
Generally, I think the addition of colour significantly changes how you perceive the work.
Whereas the black and white works rely on the structural geometry to communicate an understanding of an almost hyperreal form, the colour variations are somewhat more instantly identifiable with the real and familiar.
Above is an image of a Banksia menziesii that was modelled in black and white for my current series of work, currently exhibited at Falkner Gallery in Castlemaine.
This version is an exercise in applying colours to the different components of the model, and giving it that vibrancy of tonal gradients that occur as the flowers open and mature.
Solo show / FALkNER gallery
35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
Exhibition runs from the 16th of May till the 6th of July.
Thursday - Saturday 11-5
Ph: (03) 5470 5858 / W: https://falknergallery.com.au
St Kevin’s College Art Show 2019
3 works (right) will be on display at the upcoming St Kevin’s Art Show.
Friday, 24 May, 2019
KC Smith Hall
St Kevin's College, Moonga Rd, Toorak
THE OTHER ART FAIR SYDNEY 2019
Thurs 14th March - Sun 17th March
Australian Technology Park
Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Link to exhibiting Artists:
Autumn Edition 2019
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.
SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Sydney, 2019
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…
FALkNER Gallery, CASTLEmAINE, May 2019
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
May 16th to July 6th, 2019.
35 Templeton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450
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
ART/EDIT magazine - Flora and fauna special
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.”
Art/Edit Magazine - The Holiday Issue - Oct/Nov/Dec 2018
opening night, Fremantle Print Award, 2018
“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
SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2018
The Facility, 2 Chelmsford Street, Flemington
Stenocarpus (firewheel tree)
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.
SaatchiArt The Other Art Fair Melbourne
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 .
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
red stocking at red gallery
annual xmas group show
23 November – 10 December
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.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmation this week that one of new coloured banksia prints has been accepted into the 2017 Fremantle Print Awards.