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Doctor who? Meet the florist/artist/academic taking over Carriageworks

Doctor who? Meet the florist/artist/academic taking over Carriageworks

Floral fantasy

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The ultimate slashie, Dr Lisa Cooper is famed for her breathtaking floral installations

A floral artist (plus an academic with a doctorate in Philosophy in Fine Art), Dr Cooper has been commissioned by some of the art and fashion industries' biggest names, from The Australian Ballet, Sydney Theatre Company and MCA to Romance Was Born, Tiffany & Co. and Toni Maticevski (she's the maestro behind all of Maticevski's whimsical orchid accessories, above and below).

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Toni Maticevski A/W '15

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Toni Maticevski A/W '15

Her next big project? Moving into a permanent home in Sydney's Carriageworks, as part of her new residency there. The Doctor Cooper Studio will be the base for the artist's fantastical floral projects and her spectacular floral sculptures will be on show around the multi-arts precinct from later this month. If you're a regular at Eveleigh Markets, there are plans in the works to create something special especially for the weekend crowd.

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Dr Lisa Cooper at work.

"My work with flowers has always been conducted in a studio environment - the flowers being my primary artistic medium," Dr Cooper said in a statement. "My residence at Carriageworks holds compelling relevance for the evolution of my practice and is a thrilling relocation of my place of work."

Want to see more of Dr Cooper's distinctive installations? She's about to publish her first book - The Flowers - later this year. Watch this space.

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