They form a huge part of Brisbane's aesthetic landscape, and a new exhibition showcases a range of new artworks inspired by flowers.
Rearranged: Art of the Flower will be open from November 25 until August 11 next year at Museum of Brisbane (MoB).
The exhibition features a contemporary collection of works by more than 20 established and emerging local artists - all inspired by floral motifs.
Artworks will be presented in a range of mediums, including paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media and will incorporate a diverse range of perspectives, including queer, multicultural and First Nations.
Highlights will include a salon featuring evocative works by renowned artists such as Margaret Olley, Vida Lahey, William Bustard, Tony Johnson, Frank Waldo Potts, William Grant, Tony Johnson and Dorothy Thornhill. Joining them will be works by local talents Michael Zavros, Keith Burt, John Honeywill, Bronwyn Searle and Judith Sinnamon.
The exhibition will also feature six large-scale paper-arabesques adorned in flowers made from recycled garments by local artist Karen Stone.
Visitors will also get to take a stroll through Brisbane's gardens in an exhibit which will blur the line between indoors and outdoors. They will have a chance to explore intricate ceramic works by Jaishree Srinivasan, Clairy Laurence and Sarah Rayner; cutting-edge works by Boneta-Marie Mabo and Man & Wah; and works by local artists Norton Fredericks, Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) and Lyndall Phelps.
Chief executive and director Zoe Graham said the museum is excited to bring together such a talented array of artists for the exhibition.
"Rearranged: Art of the Flower promises to not only be visually stunning but intensely evocative, connecting us deeply to memory and place," Ms Graham said.
The free exhibition features 15 new acquisitions from 12 local artists across a variety of mediums, adding to the museum's existing collection.
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