Creative Residency Program at the Cottage

Creative Residency Project begins at Plant Craft Cottage.

The Friends are excited to announce an exciting new initiative at Plant Craft Cottage beginning this September. The Creative Residency Project is a new program designed to engage Melbourne based artists and makers who specifically use natural fibres or plant materials or artists working with botanical themes. 

At the Plant Craft Cottage, we cherish the handmade and value the sharing and passing on of traditional and contemporary knowledge and skills. The Creative Residency Project is another forum for attracting people to the cottage and sharing knowledge and skills. The project will see various artists or specialist craft groups such as Basketry Victoria or our very own Photography Group, create ‘mini’ exhibitions in the cottage throughout the year. Artists will be creating work onsite and sharing their artistic insights and skills with visitors to the Plant Craft Cottage along with teaching workshops and presenting illustrated talks.

The Creative Residency Project will also provide the artists with an opportunity to be enriched and inspired by the beauty and magic of the gardens. Be sure to look out for a full list of artists exhibiting in 2020, which will be published in the next edition of Botanic News.



Eddy Carrol - Textile artist - our inaugural artist-in-residence