NGV International will open 19 December 2020.
Learn the art of arranging flowers through the exploration of several different floral styles and seasonal bouquets, including Japanese ikebana, Australian native inspired compositions and working with florals which can be found in your own garden.
Featuring works drawn from the NGV Collection spanning several centuries, the series will explore the stories behind some of the NGV’s most significant floral inspired works by international and local artists. Curators will give insights into works by artists including Tawaraya Sōtatsu, Margaret Preston, Rosslynd Piggott and Trevor Nickolls.
Presented in partnership with Flowers Vasette, the series aims to share tips and tricks with how to make the most out of your at-home floral creations.
The first how-to episode is inspired by Japanese ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of floral arrangement.
WatchNative Australian Florals | Pt 1
In this episode, with a focus on Australian native florals, we are joined by Curator of Indigenous Art, Myles Russell-Cook, who explores Indigenous artist Trevor Nickolls’ work Still life Venetian vase created in 1990.
WatchNative Australian Florals | Pt 2
Continuing on the theme of Australian native florals, Curator of Australian Painting Beckett Rozentals explores renowned Australian artist, Margaret Preston’s much-loved painting, Flannel flowers 1938.
Joined by special guest and renowned Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott, this episode focuses on Piggott’s work Unfolding flower-cloud space no. 2, 2005-2006 and the ways in which this work is inspired by Japanese cherry blossom.