Explore the history of floral art at upcoming Fleurieu ADFAS event

Art discussed: Art Gallery of South Australia curator Tansy Curtin will visit the Fleurieu to discuss floral-influenced artworks this March. Photo: Supplied.

Art discussed: Art Gallery of South Australia curator Tansy Curtin will visit the Fleurieu to discuss floral-influenced artworks this March. Photo: Supplied.

South Australians are justifiably proud of the large and varied floral-influenced artworks owned by the Art Gallery of SA.

Curator of International Art pre-1980 at the AGSA, Tansy Curtin, will trace the floral history of art at the next Fleurieu ADFAS lecture on March 15 at the Gospel Centre, 2 Main George Road, Victor Harbor.

Ms Curtin has been involved in curating numerous major exhibitions around Australia. She has also co-authored, with Penelope Curtin, the authoritative book, Blooms and Brushstrokes: A floral history of Australian art.

Taking inspiration from this fascinating 2019 book, her lecture will explore relevant works from the Art Gallery of South Australia collection.

The talk will range through gallery works, such that by 1700s Dutch artist, Jan van Os, delicate still life paintings by French 1800s artist, Henri Fantin Latour, and on to some contemporary Australian works, including that of Queensland artist, Michael Zavros.

Australian Decorative & Fine Art Society Fleurieu members, and a small number of guests, will be able to register for the talk from 10am on March 15, with the lecture beginning at 10.30 am.

Dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and space availability, non-member guests are welcome to attend two ADFAS Fleurieu lectures a year.

Bookings for non-members ($25 per person) should be made by calling ADFAS Fleurieu on: 0452 556 193.