Botanical Cosmos Mackay
Artspace Mackay & Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Artist Residency Program
Developed through the Artspace Mackay Artist in Residency Program and in collaboration with Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens - Man & Wah worked with local horticulturalists and the Mackay Botanic Gardens to research, select and photographed over 70 plants that best represented the region including the Mount Blackwood Holly, recently discovered in the Mackay area.
The result was a solo exhibition which presented a stunning collection of botanical content displayed in large format photographic prints, and large scale audio/video projection that brought the still images to life; with informative facts and scientific information about each plant. Accompanying the botanical content is a series of captivating portraits of residents living in Mackay who are passionate about nature, along with their recorded stories and memories in what nature means to them. The exhibition encourages curiosity, conversation and a deeper contemplation of the human relationship with nature.
OBSERVE & BE IN ORE BY NATURE