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Petal Patterns at Museum of Brisbane. Photo: Katie Bennett.

Petal Patterns

Stack, fold and rearrange geometric sculptures with this free, interactive activity!

Featured in Brisbane City Council’s 2023 edition of Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside, international artists Noa Haim (Rotterdam) in collaboration with Adriaan de Man (Eindhoven) are reimagining their interactive artwork for a special school holidays activity.

Inspired by water lilies once in abundance in the lagoons surrounding the City Botanic Gardens, Petal Patterns are interactive, modular structures combining geometry and sculpture in a playful way.

In this free activity, we’re inviting you to stack, fold and rearrange geometric sculptures into beautiful new shapes to create your very own Petal Patterns inspired by our exhibition Rearranged: Art of the Flower.

What will you create?

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Petal Patterns at Museum of Brisbane. Photo: Katie Bennett.

About the Artists

Noa Haim

Noa is a Dutch architectural designer, guest lecturer and journalist. She is the founder of Collective Paper Aesthetics, a studio that designs and develops audience engagement materials and STEAM education resources in a form of pop-up architecture and furnishing. Over the course of her career, Haim’s work in the field of STEAM education and resources has won numerous international design awards for its original, innovative, and multidisciplinary approach across objects, spaces and experience.

Adriann de Man

As a designer, Adriaan works on (inter)active installations where electronics/mechanics are central. In addition to this, Adriaan works as a technical support for other designers and artists with a focus on the technical part of the realization of (interactive) installations and objects.

Noa Haim in the studio. Courtesy the artist.