Exhibition Entry Meticulosity Floral compositions imagined and crafted by Australia’s Irene Brockwell always possess a rhythmic quality, usually with graceful, flowing lines. Underlying this immediate visual appeal is an attention to detail and technique that is always exceptional. Irene’s designs also make us more than aware of her love and appreciation of plant materials and the natural world. A love that provides continual inspiration and propels her to seek fresh design solutions. This exhibition of Irene’s work is but a small sample from an expansive portfolio. Her patience, technical mastery, thoroughness and commitment to precision ensure that her designs are continually meticulous. Enter Exit Photography - Vincent Long Design 01 Open basket form structure anchored on a rock with decorative footing

Corokia, Ranunculus, Craspedia, Epidendrum Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 02 Linear materials overlapping across a sinuous shaped formed by coils of ribbon

Zantedeschia, Anthurium, Epidendrum, Xanthorrhoea Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 03 Disc structure of embossed paper coils decorated with Kalanchoe blooms, Maiden Hair fern and Leucospermum segments

Zantedeschia, Anthurium, Epidendrum, Xanthorrhoea Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 04 Contemporary wall hanging with strong contrasts in forms and fibres

Banksia, Corylus, Zantedeschia, Freesia, Rhipsalis Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 05 Blueberries, African Violet blooms and other unexpected elements on a bed of Gingko leaves – depicting the theme of Romance

Ginkgo biloba, Rosa, Vaccinium, Saintpaulia Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 06 Ethereal headpiece design on a base of twisted wires and including Orchids, Carnations and Hypericum berries

Epidendrum, Dianthus, Hypericum, Hyacinthus, Rhipsalis Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 07 Suspended wall design on candelabra brackets, featuring Cyclamen flowers and Guinea Fowl feathers

Anthurium, Ceropegia, Cyclamen, Rhipsalis Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 08 Draping felted wool ropes supporting individual blooms of Kalanchoe, Epidendrum and Cymbidium

Epidendrum, Kalanchoe, Cymbidium Next Back Exit Photography - Naomi Clarkson Design 09 Sculptural composition created around a spiralling form of paper threads

Zantedeschia, Bixa, Alocasia Next Back Exit Photography - Naomi Clarkson Design 10 Next Back Exit Cyclamen flowers nestled in a textured base of compacted Magnolia leaves and Steel Grass

Cyclamen, Magnolia, Craspedia, Berzilia, Hypericum, Dryandra, Rosa, Xanthorrhoea Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 11 Oriental influenced design with a landscape feeling, featuring Phalaenopsis Orchids, String of Pearls and threaded Hypericum berries

Phalaenopsis, Rosa, Hypericum, Senecio, Adiantum Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 12 Panel design on a base of dried leaves, featuring delicate and exotic botanicals

Epidendrum, Hoya, Alocasia, Celosia, Nepenthes, Berzilia Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Design 13 Floating hoop design incorporating a variety of weaving techniques and a refined colour palette.

Zantedeschia, Freesia, Phalaenopsis, Rhipsalis, Liriope Next Back Exit Photography - Vincent Long Design 14 A study in transparency and solidity, mixing seaweed, berries, orchid blooms and pleated foliage

Cotoneaster, Aspidistra Next Back Exit Photography - Vincent Long Design 15 Undulating panel design of glued fibres on wire mesh, using floral materials to draw out the vibrant base colours.

Phalaenopsis, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Senna, Rhipsalis, Viola Next Back Exit Photography - Iain Brockwell Exhibition Exit Exit instagram.com/pixie_petunia Irene Brockwell Irene Brockwell’s career as a Floral Designer has flourished and evolved since the day she began – her innovative and contemporary approach shows that this evolution still continues, even after decades in the flower industry.

Irene is very crafty … in the most positive sense of the word. Show her a piece of string, a ball of wool, a handful of autumn leaves or a roll of wire, and she will soon be working her nimble fingers and her endless talent to create something fabulous. Irene’s meticulous attention to detail is legendary and her passion for sharing her skills and knowledge and the joys of the plant world is infectious. Her work is very technique driven, while also maintaining a strong focus on plant materials, many of which come from the collection in her garden.

Irene has carved out an enduring career as a Floral Designer, starting in Scotland and continuing in Australia for over 30 years. Honing her design talents in floral studios for many years, Irene has transferred her skills to the educational field, coaching the next generation of florists through her teaching assignments in Brisbane, and through her popular demonstrations and workshops around Australia and New Zealand. Photography - Vincent Long