Sydney Garden Designer Michael Cooke - Michael Cooke Garden Design


Whilst working with some new clients last year I finally met the talented Denese Oates, a sculptor whose work I’ve admired since I first saw 'Cocoon'one of her sculptures in the garden at Valleyfield’ – where I have been involved for many years, which as it so happens is also the subject of the first chapter in my latest book ‘Disobedient Gardens’


When I met Denese at her Northern Suburbs home I had to explore both the garden and the studio where she was busy on a number of new works. I was intrigued to see a pile of cast `bones’ awaiting fabrication. This past week these 100 bones, now copper coated were installed at the Coal Loader in Waverton as part of the North Sydney Art Prize 2017. If you have time to visit, the exhibition is open 10am – 5pm daily from 11th – 26th March 2017 at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton.