30 November 2023 – 31 January 2024

Using a variety of found and second-hand materials, this installation reflects the beauty in nature and human responsibility to the environment. Mini Mind Garden is an imaginary and playful internal landscape mimicking the natural world.

Minka chooses materials for their sensual and flexible qualities as well as the stories inherent in used materials. She elevates these materials into works of intrigue and beauty.

About Minka Gillian
A practicing artist for over 20 years, Minka lives and works on the Central Coast, NSW. She makes sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and public art.

Minka has had over 12 solo exhibitions and has been in numerous group shows around Australia. Her work is held in the Artbank collection and in the QT Hotel in Auckland. She was a highly commended in the Gosford Art Prize and commended in the Blacktown Art Prize.


Mini Mind Garden, 2023
recycled materials, glass beads, jewellery, curtain tassels, yarn, material, wadding, pins, buttons, salt and pepper shakers, electrical wire, acrylic paint, Japanese basket, polyester mono filament, wire, rope, whipper snipper cord, washing line, New Zealand flax, ink, paint, knitting needles, stainless steel rope, crimps, hooks.

Installation $21,000
Works sold individually by size: small $500, medium $700, large $900, extra-large $1,500

Catalogue here


Mini Soft Sculpture Class: Minka Gillian

Minka Gillian will host a Mini Soft Sculpture Class as part of her exhibition, Mini Mind Garden in Object Space at Australian Design Centre.

Take away an embellished, hanging sculpture crafted from reclaimed and second-hand haberdashery. Using only basic sewing skills, Minka will guide you through some of her processes. No experience required.

All materials are provided but if you have special threads, yarn or materials you’d like to incorporate, please bring them along.

Where: Australian Design Centre  
When: Friday 19 January, 2:30 – 5:00pm
Bookings: $75. Book here

Image top: Minka Gillian, Mini Mind Garden (detail), 2023. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist