Rogue: Art of a Garden

Rogue tells the story of Australian landscape designer Rick Eckersley’s private garden at Musk Cottage, on the Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne.

The cottage itself was engulfed by a garden that purposefully acknowledged the constant evolution and change plants go through. The garden became a testing ground for radical experimentation that sought to question complacent views of what garden design is. Instead Musk Cottage gardens imagined what garden design could be and how to adapt our gardens to best foster the diversity required for nature to thrive into the future.

Working alongside Rick, the design of the book seeks to replicate his unorthodox approach to garden design while honouring, not only this amazing place, but also Will Salter's photography, taken over the course of several years of visits to Musk Cottage. The book also contains a collection of artworks, either placed within, or commissioned for the garden, from an expansive roster of artists working across a wide range of media and materials. ⚫

First published in 2021.

Designed for Rick Eckersley & Uro Publications with photography by Will Salter

  • 268 page, case-bound, large format, hard cover publication
  • 275mm wide  x  370mm high with 195 mm wide  x  230 mm high inserts
  • Hardcover with special colour deboss and coloured page edging (finish)
  • 4 colour (CMYK) interior on silk coated stock with smaller pages tipped-in between sections on a semi-gloss stock
  • Exterior is fabric-coated in white material able to be printed on in 4 colour (CMYK) plus one spot colour (Neon pink).
  • Cover features deboss over spot colour. Page edges are coloured to match Neon Pink special under deboss.

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Rogue cover jacket featuring Fluorescent Pink deboss and tinted page edges.
Publication also includes a series of smaller ‘tip-in’s displaying artworks commissioned for the estate.