The Language of Flowers

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
11 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Penelope Curtin, Jacqueline Millner

When it comes to Australian flora, there's much more than just the golden wattle to celebrate. Penelope Curtin teamed up with her daughter Tansy to create a book illustrating Australian floral art from the colonial to the contemporary. She talks with Jacqueline Millner about what they discovered. Does floral art continue to attract in an era over-saturated with colour? Why are the emotional responses to flowers so strong?