Driftwood, stone and stainless steel. Various dimensions.
Land Scape lights, Photo: Mathieu Gallois and Oliver Clifton
Past Event

Nature Scapes

Presented by Dr Mathieu Gallois


Thu 18 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 19 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 21 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon 22 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 23 May 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed 24 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 28 May 11:00am - 4:00pm


Free, no booking required


About Space
175 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia


Accessible bathroom Wheelchair accessible

Dr Mathieu Gallois’ Nature Scapes lights are principally made from found objects. Most are natural materials like driftwood and stone collected across Australia’s south-eastern coastal regions.These materials have been formed and shaped over very long periods of time by surf, wild, rain and fire.

Some of the driftwood pieces are from forests only found in Tasmania. Woods like Lagarostrobos (Huon Pine) and Phyllocladus Aspleniifolius (Celery Top Pine) that are light and full of natural oils, which gives them bouncy and longevity. This driftwood, driven by ocean currents and wind has travelled great distances to settle on beaches in places like Cape Otway.

Gallois’ making and designing process involves him spending days walking wild coastal regions with a backpack, finding, sorting and collecting natural objects.

Each Nature Scapes is handmade, bespoke and unique; and each design is a creative response to the forms he has found. Unlike manufactured materials like concrete, steel and glass, these found natural materials have zero environmental impact. The light’s lamp-holders are predominately made from ceramics and wood. The upper cords are either cotton or linen fabric cloth cord cable.



Dr Mathieu Gallois

Dr Mathieu Gallois is an artist, architect, designer and researcher. His current major project is turning his thesis on the Aboriginal Flag into a book for general readership. The Aboriginal Flag is being published by University of Western Sydney Publications in 2023.


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