Flowers. Passion. Pain. Nation.

With a title such as that, surely an exhibition for our times.

The April issue of Australian Garden History contained an advertisement for the current exhibition at Adelaide’s David Roche Foundation House Museum, Flowers. Passion. Pain. Nation. although, sadly, carrying the words ‘gallery closed tfn’ emblazoned across it in a red stripe. Another casualty of COVID-19 restrictions. Even though The David Roche Foundation House Museum reopens on 9 June, many potential interstate visitors to the exhibition may still be reluctant to travel.

This being the case, we thought our members might like to experience the exhibition virtually. The David Roche Foundation has supplied nine images of works in the exhibition, as well as a photograph of David Roche in his garden.

The exhibition Flowers. Passion. Pain. Nation. will close on 8 August.


Picture: Theude Grönland (France/Germany 1817–1876), Still life with flowers, 1846, France, oil on panel, 45.0 x 34.0 cm. TDRF 3024