Of Earth And Ether Flowers Never Bend

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Louise Meuwissen

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(PDF, 478KB).

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


  • Saturday, 30 September 2023 | 11:00 AM - Saturday, 16 December 2023 | 04:00 PM


Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora, 3083, View Map

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