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Louise Meuwissen: Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend)

BUNDOORA Of Earth and Ether

Louise Meuwissen: Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend)

30 Sep 2023 – 16 Dec 2023

Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend) aims to make manifest elements of the ineffable. With devotion, joy and solemnity, Meuwissen considers mortality and the eternal.

This exhibition centres around themes of transience and permanence, ideas of keepsake and arresting time. Adopting motifs of the arch, florals, and vessels of containment, Meuwissen draws upon historical and mythological representations of these symbolic objects as manifestations of emotional holding, ritual, power, and as anchors for memory and belief.

Referencing the Simon and Garfunkel folk rock song 'Flowers never bend' as emblematic of spiritual yearning, confusion and deep knowing, Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend) is a personal exploration of the simultaneous confronting and denial of the inevitability of death.

Read the Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend) exhibition essay by Anna Dunnill here.

Image credit: Louise Meuwissen, The Flower it Gleams (detail) 2023. Courtesy the artist

Gallery Details

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre 
7 Prospect Hill Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083
T: +61 (3) 9496 1060
E: bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au
W: arts.darebin.vic.gov.au/Arts-venues/Bundoora-Homestead-Art-Centre

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Wednesday – Saturday 11am-4pm
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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.