Creative Brisbane: Artist Sophie Munns’ studio

Since the conception of this site, I wanted to be able to share homes and creative spaces, such as an artist’s studio or workshop.

My ideas are finally coming to fruition and I’m pleased to be sharing my first studio tour!

Creative Brisbane: Artist Sophie Munns’ studio

Sophie Munns is a Brisbane based artist who has spent many years of her life dedicated to creating artwork inspired by the humble seed.

At her Chermside studio, in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, she creates beautiful pieces, led by her fascination and appreciation of the beauty that is all around us, in nature.

It’s something we often take for granted, yet the simple seed is the beginning of so many amazing things and this is explored by Sophie through her artwork.

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

I was totally in love with the blue vibe going on in the studio from Sophie’s work!  Gorgeous tones and shades of blue were popping out to me all over the bright, sun lit studio and gallery space!

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Over the past few years, Sophie has been Artist-in-Residence at many places including the Brisbane and Cairns Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens in the UK and most recently at the ‘Plantbank’ research facility at the Australian Botanic Gardens.  These residencies allow a deep immersion into her work and provide excellent opportunities to collaborate on many different projects.

Some of her more recent work is the ‘Biodiversity conversation plate series’ created by Sophie this year.  She explains the purpose of this series;

Their value as an artwork is part a celebration… yet it also serves as a reminder that daily choices… what we put on our plates… what we bring to the table and discuss… has the power to make or break a world in precarious tension between nature and human life.

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Biodiversity Conversation Plate Series 2014.  Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane.  Photo - Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Artist Sophie Munns studio at Chermside in Brisbane. Photo – Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

To read more about the creative process behind Sophie’s work and the artist-in-residency projects, pop over to her blog for more photos and information.

Thanks Sophie for sharing your sunny studio with me!

Do you have a gorgeous studio or creative space?  Let me know, I’d love to see it and I’m sure all of the readers would too!

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