Join us during our Locus (Imaginary) exhibition for a Perfume Masterclass
Navigate your way around the fragrance colour wheel learning about nature’s Oriental, Woody, Fresh and Floral fragrances.
A fabulous evening hosted by Homebody Orchard at QG&W that will be directed by the ever knowledgeable and wonderful fragrance stylist, Lucy Borland.
Learn about your favorite perfumes and enjoy a Spring launch by three exquisite perfumers, Grandiflora, Juliette Has a Gun, and Miller et Bertaux.
A private function in the gallery during the Locus (Imaginary) exhibition with nibbles, drinks and the masterclass included (fee refundable with purchase of perfume).
Date: Friday September 14
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: QG&W 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff
Price: $50 (refundable with perfume purchase)
Places: Strictly 20 places only
Grandiflora by Saskia Havekes
Internationally acclaimed florist and author Saskia Havekes grew up surrounded by market garden and grower farms in Dural, Sydney. After studying horticulture and floristry she cut her teeth working with various florists and installation artists. Grandiflora was established in 1995.
Saskia doesn’t arrange flowers, she curates them. From an artful posy to a full-scale installation always seaching for the chance to sculpt savage beauty out of the bounty of nature and the mutability of the seasons. Drama and scale are her signature.
The chance to create a perfume as a florist is the ultimate luxury because it offers the challenge of paying homage to natural beauty in another medium. Fragrance is a subtle construction, it is not a replication of nature, but rather a play of memory and desire. To re-create and interpret the scent of a flower is rather like telling a story. A story about Saskia’s passion for the mystery that is an elusive flower.
Armed with her perfume, the Shakespearian heroine goes wild. Life is too short, and pleasures too many, says Juliette.
The Gun, metaphor for the perfume, weapon of seduction, or simple accessory of bluff, essentially symbolizes the liberation of women towards men. And sometimes with a taste for revenge…
But the concept is also influenced by romantism. A modern version, where reinventing couple and femininity is a constant quest