A welcome bouquet

A Together In Art Pocket Exhibition curated by Tracey Keogh

With the Gallery set to reopen, I've been imagining the moment when we once again invite members and guests through the doors to be greeted by the spectacular floral arrangements in our vestibule or on our front desk. Until then, here is a virtual welcome from artists in our collection who explore the beauty, mystery and symbolism of flowers, from gentle blooms painted by the young Roy de Maistre to Rodney Glick’s lotus-clad lovers.

Tracey Keogh is a team leader for Gallery services at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

AGNSW collection Roy de Maistre Still life (circa 1922) 608
AGNSW collection Roy de Maistre Still life (circa 1922) 608
AGNSW collection August Sander Field with marguerites (1930s) 58.2006
AGNSW collection August Sander Field with marguerites (1930s) 58.2006
AGNSW collection teamLab Flowers and People - Gold (2015) 406.2015
AGNSW collection teamLab Flowers and People - Gold (2015) 406.2015
AGNSW collection Michael Parekowhai Turk Lane (2001, printed 2002) 152.2002.2
AGNSW collection Michael Parekowhai Turk Lane (2001, printed 2002) 152.2002.2
AGNSW collection Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu') (19th century) 243.2014
AGNSW collection Furisode uchikake (long-sleeve overcoat) with design of plum and cherry blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and wisteria on red figured silk satin ('rinzu') (19th century) 243.2014
AGNSW collection Karl Blossfeldt Poppy (circa 1932, printed 1976) 546.1996
AGNSW collection Karl Blossfeldt Poppy (circa 1932, printed 1976) 546.1996
AGNSW collection Rodney Glick, Made Leno, Wayan Darmadi, Dewa Tirtayasa, Christopher Hill Everyone no 83 (2009) 124.2012.a-p
AGNSW collection Rodney Glick, Made Leno, Wayan Darmadi, Dewa Tirtayasa, Christopher Hill Everyone no 83 (2009) 124.2012.a-p