Art Gallery of Ballarat In Season

To celebrate the Begonia Festival, the Art Gallery of Ballarat has on show a display of flower and plant themed works from the collection, including works by highly regarded Australian artists Criss Canning and Jason Benjamin. 

Free entry but time-entry ticket essential.


05 Mar 2021 - 11 Apr 2021


10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

Flowers have been used in art for centuries as symbols of emotions and qualities as well as for their aesthetic properties. From the first appearance of the lotus in early Egyptian papyrus and hieroglyphics they have remained a popular subject, from their use in religious paintings to symbolise the Virgin to rich Dutch still lifes that reflect on death and mortality and botanical drawings that span art and science, from the painterly sunflowers and waterlilies of Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet to Andy Warhol’s pop art blooms and contemporary works that engage with environmental issues.

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