FLORA AUSTRALIS : Australian Artists & the Floral Still Life | 11 March - 11 June 2016

Utilising the collection of works by some of Australia's most well known and respected artists at the AGNSW, FLORA AUSTRALIS presents historical and contemporary examinations of the humble flower. AGNSW works from Margaret Olley, Margaret Preston, Tim Maguire, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Rupert Bunny join contemporary works created expecially for the exhibition by Lucy Culliton, Laura Jones, Nicholas Harding and Alesandro Ljubicic.
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Laura Jones   Australia  b. Sydney 1982 Grevillea and Hydrangea still life 2015 oil on linen 142 x 112cm Private Collection  Laura Jones celebrates the Australian wildflower. While knowingly engaging with the lineage of still life, her paintings are contemporary renditions of the genre.

Laura Jones Australia b. Sydney 1982 Grevillea and Hydrangea still life 2015 oil on linen 142 x 112cm Private Collection Laura Jones celebrates the Australian wildflower. While knowingly engaging with the lineage of still life, her paintings are contemporary renditions of the genre.

Margaret Preston   Australia, England, France  b.29 April 1875  d. 28 May 1963  (Still life with national flowers) 1957 oil on canvas  50 x 50cm Signed  and dated l.r. corner, black oil “M.PRESTON/57”. Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of the W.G. Preston Estate 1977

Margaret Preston Australia, England, France April 1875 d. 28 May 1963 (Still life with national flowers) 1957 oil on canvas 50 x Signed and dated l. corner, black oil Art Gallery of NSW Collection

Arthur Streeton   Australia, England, Australia  b.08 Apr 1867  d.01 Sep 1943  Lilium Auratum 1933 oil on canvas on hardboard 134.2 x 84cm Signed l.l., brown paint "A. STREETON". Not dated  Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of Mr Frank Rickwood in memory of Justin Robert Rainey (1924-1985) 1995

Arthur Streeton Australia, England, Australia Apr 1867 Sep 1943 Lilium Auratum 1933 oil on canvas on hardboard x Signed l., brown paint "A. Not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection

Tim Maguire  United Kingdom, Australia  b. 1958  Untitled 94U39 1994  oil on canvas : diptych 200 x 400cm not signed not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Contemporary Collection Benefactors 1994

Tim Maguire United Kingdom, Australia b. 1958 Untitled 1994 oil on canvas : diptych 200 x not signed not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection

Nicholas Harding   England, Australia  b. 1956 Cut Peonies 2015 watercolour on paper 76 x 56cm

Nicholas Harding England, Australia b. 1956 Cut Peonies 2015 watercolour on paper 76 x

Alesandro Ljubicic   Bosnia, Australia  b. 1956 Cut Peonies 2015 watercolour on paper 76 x 56cm Private Collection  Courtesy Michael Reid Gallery Sydney, Berlin

Alesandro Ljubicic Bosnia, Australia b. 1956 Cut Peonies 2015 watercolour on paper 76 x Private Collection Courtesy Michael Reid Gallery Sydney, Berlin

Margaret Preston   Australia, England, France  b.29 April 1875  d. 28 May 1963  (Australian wild flowers) 1923 oil on canvas on cardboard on hardboard  42.5 x 42cm Signed  and dated  l.l. corner, pencil “M. Preston/1923” Exhibition History Australian Art Association (1923), Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 1923 Margaret Preston: the art of constant rearrangement, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Dec 1985–09 Feb 1986 Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of Pauline Evatt 1985

"Native pea - Australian wild flowers" by Margaret Preston via AGNSW.

Tom Roberts  United Kingdom, Australia  b. 08 Mar 1856  d.14 Sep 1931  Roses 1911 oil on canvas on hardboard 51 x 61 cm Signed and dated l.r. corner, white and blue oil "Tom Roberts 11" Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of Mr F J Wallis 1941

Tom Roberts United Kingdom, Australia b. 08 Mar 1856 Sep 1931 Roses 1911 oil on canvas on hardboard 51 x 61 cm Signed and dated l. corner, white and blue oil "Tom Roberts Art Gallery of NSW Collection


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"Native pea - Australian wild flowers" by Margaret Preston (1923) via AGNSW.

"Native pea - Australian wild flowers" by Margaret Preston via AGNSW.

Cootamundra wattle, (circa 1916) by A.E. Aldis :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW

An image of Cootamundra wattle by A. Aldis - oil on paper board circa 1916

Margaret Preston   Australia, England, France  b.29 April 1875  d. 28 May 1963  (Still life with national flowers) 1957 oil on canvas  50 x 50cm Signed  and dated l.r. corner, black oil “M.PRESTON/57”. Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of the W.G. Preston Estate 1977

Margaret Preston Australia, England, France April 1875 d. 28 May 1963 (Still life with national flowers) 1957 oil on canvas 50 x Signed and dated l. corner, black oil Art Gallery of NSW Collection

Zuza Zochowski   Poland, Australia  b. Warsaw 1982  Interior 2015 water soluble oil on board 25 x 25cm

Zuza Zochowski Poland, Australia b. Warsaw 1982 Interior 2015 water soluble oil on board 25 x

Roy de Maistre  Australia, England  b. Bowral, 27 Mar 1894 d. London 01 Mar 1968  Still life (pink dahlias)  oil on canvas 70.5 x 55.5 cm Signed l.l. corner, black oil "R de Maistre". Signed upper c. verso, pencil "R de Maistre/ ...". Not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Bequest of Mrs Winifred Iris Gay

Roy de Maistre Australia, England b. Bowral, 27 Mar 1894 d. London 01 Mar 1968 Still life (pink dahlias) oil on canvas 70.5 x 55.5 cm Signed l.l. corner, black oil "R de Maistre". Signed upper c. verso, pencil "R de Maistre/ ...". Not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Bequest of Mrs Winifred Iris Gay

Arthur Streeton   Australia, England, Australia  b.08 Apr 1867  d.01 Sep 1943  Lilium Auratum 1933 oil on canvas on hardboard 134.2 x 84cm Signed l.l., brown paint "A. STREETON". Not dated  Art Gallery of NSW Collection | Gift of Mr Frank Rickwood in memory of Justin Robert Rainey (1924-1985) 1995

Arthur Streeton Australia, England, Australia Apr 1867 Sep 1943 Lilium Auratum 1933 oil on canvas on hardboard x Signed l., brown paint "A. Not dated Art Gallery of NSW Collection

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