SPECIAL EVENT

International Rose Garden Festival Morwell

Community Program

 

The 2020 International Rose Garden Festival Morwell will be a hybrid style event encompassing a light installation in the rose garden and an online virtual event live broadcast on the 14th and 15th November.

The virtual event will feature many of the previous festival’s elements you know and love such as talks, workshops, stall holders and children’s entertainment however, the new and exciting element of the virtual experience is that it is interactive for viewers. You will be able to engage with the presenters, post questions, take part in polls, live chats and workshops all from the comfort and safety of your home, anywhere in the world.

VIRTUAL TOUR

Poetry Tour of the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

Community Program

 

Latrobe Regional Gallery asked local writers Karen Howie Casey, Joseph Lis, Yakub Ogunsina, Alanah Andrews, Catherine Webb, Jessica Obersby, Jeanette Waight Severs, and Patricia Flores to submit poems in response to several varieties of roses that are featured in the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. The selected roses featured in these poems include the Mutabilis, Olde Fragrance, Paul Cézanne, Soaring Spirits, Ingrid Bergman, Darcey Bussell, Pierre de Ronsard, Blueberry Hill, Victoria Gold, and the Daydream Rose.

Image credits: Jessie Pittard, Indigenous Plants of Melbourne, 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

Jessie Pittard

Community Program

 

Latrobe Regional Gallery presents a series of workshops by Melbourne based artist Jessie Pittard, coinciding with her paper installation on display in Latrobe Regional Gallery’s front windows from 31 October to 29 November, as part of the Morwell International Rose Garden Festival.

Jessie Pittard invites you to create your own whimsical garden through a series of online workshops. Use the instruction sheets and watch as Pittard guides you through the techniques to designing and creating your own floral elements that you can use to form an installation of your own. We suggest making a day of it with your family and a friend or two! Take some inspiration from the Mutabilis rose captured by friend of the Morwell Centrenary Rose Garden Bev Maguire

See more of Jessie’s work on Instagram  @jessiepittard or visit her website www.jessiepittard.com

We’d love to see your floral creations by sending us a photo or sharing via social media. Tag your photo with #LRGRoseGarden for your chance to have your work featured on the online gallery!

Jessie Pittard, Indigenous Plants of Melbourne, 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist
Install of Jessie Pittard, Indigenous Plants of Melbourne, 2014
stall of Jessie Pittard, Indigenous Plants of Melbourne, 2014

WORKSHOP: THE MUTABILIS ROSE

Part 1: Creating the Base

WORKSHOP: THE MUTABILIS ROSE

Part 2: Creating the rose

WORKSHOP: THE MUTABILIS ROSE

Part 3: Assembling Your Installation

ART CART AT HOME:

Christian Thompson, Black Gum 1, 2007. Type C photograph.100 x 100 cm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.
Petal Bee
Christian Thompson, Black Gum 1, 2007. Type C photograph.100 x 100 cm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.

Flora Portrait

Petal Characters

Stylised Rose

Latrobe Regional Gallery's Education and Public Programs are generously supported by Australian Paper

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