sophie munns

Visual Artist and Facilitator in Brisbane, Australia

sophie munns

Visual Artist and Facilitator in Brisbane, Australia

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SOPHIE MUNNS works between Art and Seed Science realms pursuing her ongoing project Homage to the Seed launched in 2010.

Visit the Website to read about the Artist's Project, upcoming events & view current & past artwork.

2018:

Currently planning for the year with a range of exciting projects & workshops.

2017:

Highlights were 2 Hong Kong Residencies, May at the International Schools Foundation Academy in Pokfulum & November at Kellett British International School in Kowloon Bay.

Sophie has undertaken numerous Artist Residencies with her Seed Project, first up at Brisbane Botanic Gardens in 2010; in Oct 2011 onsite at the the KEW Millennium Seedbank in West Sussex, UK; May 2012 at The Institute for Molecular Bio-science at Queensland University in Brisbane; Oct, 2012 at Cairns Botanic Gardens in Far North Queensland, near the World heritage listed Rainforests of the Wet Tropics.

A May 2014 residency at the Australian PlantBank, at the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan in NSW was followed up with a second residency in May, 2015. The artist launched the new workshop titled "SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST'S LENS" at PlantBank in 2015 and is now offering this workshop in a variety of venues in Australia, including her Northside Brisbane Studio, SeedArtLab.

2016: A month-long January Artist Residency at Plantbank, located onsite at the Australian Botanic Gardens, was carried out in preparation for a 3 week Exhibition, workshop, artist talks & public engagements in March. 2016 was a full year of painting, exhibiting & conducting workshops.

Background:

Sophie was drawn to paint early on whilst growing up on the Clarence River, North Coast NSW, Australia. Absent-mindedly she collected seedpods as a child, only to find decades later they'd 'arrived' in her paintings as a harbinger of a project she would dedicate herself to from 2009, exploring the potent world of seeds.

Sophie's life to date has been characterised by a passion for cultural expressions across time and place, encountered first through a degree in Education (Fine Art) then manifesting in personal explorations of symbolic languages and food + plant cultures from around the globe, and more recently through an immersion in ethnobotany and biocultural diversity research.

Writing, journals, blogging and engaged community and online dialogue are valued processes that add dimension to her Art Practice.

Image: Antipodean Inheritance ii

  • Work
    • Studio SEED.ART.LAB at Chermside, Brisbane