Glen Henderson has been invited to screen her new media work The Grevillea Variations at Federation Square in Melbourne. A moving image artwork, The Grevillea Variations, provides an inventive colourful celebration of Australian Native Flora. The quirky, funny, and beautiful portraits of one of Australia's beloved native flowers is celebrated against her interpretative sculptural formations and surface patterning.
The Grevillea Variations present a spectacular visual journey. The inspiration is taken from the unique personalities of 18 different varieties of Grevillea, forming motifs on the botanical names - Kennedyana, Chrithmifolia, Paradoxa, Sericea, Thelemanniana, to name a few.
Many of the Grevillea blooms were photographed by Sandra Neale within Myall Park Botanic Garden, west of Brisbane in the Western Downs region. It has one of Australia’s oldest collections of arid and semi-arid native plants. Other photographs are from Brisbane and other areas within Eastern Australia.
The Sculptural forms, the abstractions and the surface patternings were inspired by Glen Henderson’s interest in nature’s geometry and created from various materials in response to the immense variety of Grevillea formations. Myall Park Botanic Garden, the inspiration of David Gordon Myall Park Botanic Garden the inspiration of David Gordon A.M. in the 1940’s, is a natural bush garden and a destination for botanists, gardeners, photographers, artists and bushwalkers.