Artists: Carissa Wu, Mikaela Miller and Sophie G Nixon
Location: Mount Flora pop-up studio, 34 Elvire St, Watermans Bay.
Flowers featured prominently in the practices of all three artists of the 2021 Mt Flora Artists in Residence. Carrissa Wu, of Jotterbook Flowers, is a magician of the paper floral variety. Mikaela Miller adorns walls across the state with bright blooms, and Sophie Nixon develops detailed textile delights. During their time at Mt Flora, the Artists worked creatively, collaboratively and curiously to build a relationship with the species native to the surrounding Star Swamp Bushland. The intention for this themed learning process was to inspire new works, techniques, and foster a sense of experimentation, collaboration and community between the artists and the public.
Our local community got the opportunity to meet the artists and get involved with this residency program by attending a workshop or an open studio sundowner session.