The Flower Picking, on display in the Fountain Court of NSW Parliament House from Wednesday 7 April to Thursday 29 April 2021.
On display for the month of April, The Flower Picking is an exhibition by artist Carol Barroso. Inspired by a painting of a soldier picking flowers, the exhibition explores ideas of fraternity, peace and solidarity with a strong focus on the influence of nature. On the inspiration for the title, Carol said:
'When the idea of exhibiting at Parliament came to me, I thought instantly of this photo I saw of an Australian soldier picking flowers in World War I. For me this picture is an image of peace and solidarity, which has a lot to do with my work.'
Originally from Brazil and now based in the Illawarra, Carol worked closely with nature within New South Wales to create the artworks in this collection, with most of the paintings produced outside in the fresh air. Describing the exhibition, Carol explained: 'it has a lot to do with the South Coast of New South Wales, where I live... it is an exhibition of portraits and landscapes - portraits of friends and family, and landscapes of the South Coast'.
Visit the Fountain Court exhibition space at the Parliament of NSW on weekdays, 9am-5pm. The Flower Picking is on show from Wednesday 7 April to Thursday 29 April 2021
If you can't make it in person, you can view the virtual exhibition featuring photos of the artworks on display.
Meet Carol the artist and discover the inspiration behind her works in the video below.
Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here.