MELBOURNE, 24 March 2021: Our beautiful connection to the plant world is the theme of the FLORA Exhibition an immersive art program that explores the importance, beauty, and fragility of nature and the plant world. Through a series of exhibitions, installations, and events across the City of Greater Dandenong, Flora ( 25 March to 1 May 2021) will offer new perspectives and renew our wonder for the plant world.
Venues include Walker Street Gallery, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, Garnar Lane Display Boxes, Alex Wilkie Reserve, Connection Art Space.
The Walker Street Gallery presents a curated exhibition featuring artists from around Australia featuring a variety of media including ceramics, photography, painting, and living plants. This exhibition explores our intrinsic and unique connection to native flora from the desert to the forest.
One uncovers a sensory experience, of natural sound and sense created by artist Dave Thomson (Lost Few) in the gallery’s theatre space. (note: Patrons with sensitivity/allergies to smell are advised that this installation contains scent in the form of diffused essential oils including Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Eucalyptus, Citriodora, Cypress, Juniper Berry, and Bergamot.)
Exhibiting artists Ali Choudhry, Baden Croft, Merran Esson, Tashara Roberts, Georgia Szmerling, Katie West, Dave Thomson (Lost Few), and the artists of Ampilatwatja create an ambiance of nature in different art forms.
Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens Celebrates the creativity and talent of artists from across Australia, Benga House hosts an open-entry exhibition featuring over 150 works that explore the theme of flora.
Garnar Lane Display Boxes (Rear of Dandenong Library) created by four students from Holmesglen College floristry, Garnar Lane display boxes have been filled with contemporary floral displays to delight passers-by. and
Connection Arts Space pays attention to surroundings with stories by nature.
Links for all information about the exhibition in the following video: