published: 19 Aug 2021
For SALA festival 2021 The Mill presents Biophilia: Call of the Wild, a group exhibition and public program featuring designers exploring connection to nature within built environments.
Biophilia: Call of the Wild explores humans love of nature, and the need to connect to it within our built environment. Biophilia from Greek translates as 'the love of living things'. At its core is the principle to connect humans with nature and as a result improve wellbeing. In our urban setting we yearn to connect to the natural environment.
Held in The Mill's Exhibition space, Call of the Wild is curated by Robyn Wood and features work by designers Enoki, Caren Elliss, Jake Shaw, Peter Walker, Sally Ann Wickes and Robyn Wood.
These designers demonstrate a variety of thinking and approaches from within their contemporary creative practices. They express their ideas through sculpture, furniture, interior installation and experiences.
The exhibition includes diverse materials, process and concepts, experiences evoking space and place (prospect, refuge, mystery and risk); natural elements-water: greenery and natural light; use of materials, textures and patterns; and botanical shapes and form