Flora

Flowers carry a multitude of meanings and uses: they can represent love, honour or death, are used as decoration or medicine, are maligned by art historians for their ‘useless beauty’ or celebrated in science for their role in sustaining ecosystems. Often, flowers are aligned with women or with femininity, connections that colour the way in which we value, understand and construct our world. Taking inspiration from Zadok Ben-David’s Human Nature, this exhibition presents a bouquet of works drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art in which flowers and floral motifs are documented, celebrated, mused on or deconstructed, augmented by an immersive sound commission from Western Australian artist and musician Mei Saraswati.

10 Feb - 21 Apr

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

M464B, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA

www.lwag.uwa.edu.au