AboutFlowers and plants have always been a popular choice for artists and visitors alike. Walsall's collections contain many examples with contemporary artists using the subject matter to give a more political twist to what is perceived as a traditional subject.
This exhibition carefully selects artists who have been preoccupied with gardening and nature and our âtaming' of it. Their attraction to the sheer beauty of flowers and the natural world comes through in the extraordinary riots of colour and form expressed in many different mediums from the virtuoso Victorian painting of Primulas by Edith Elliot to the quiet understated stillness of Dod Proctors spring flowers.
Jo Digger, Peter Newton and Elin Morgan
A Gardeners View
Sunday 2 August, 2pm
Join us in an informal discussion about the Blooming Marvellous: The Art of Flowers. Gardening, flower arranging, painting, propagating and designing landscapes are just some of the areas covered.
Please reserve your free place in advance on 01922 65440