A Bouquet for Her Majesty's

2021, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, 135 sq/m

This large mural was commissioned by Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. Just over 135 square metres the mural was painted over five weeks during the New Year of 2020 and 2021. Painted solely by the artist over consecutive days, the site was accessed via large scissor and boom lifts. View the short documentary below:

Artist's notes:
Inspired by Her Majesty’s Theatre and the rich performing arts history of Adelaide this design is a bouquet of South Australian native flowers – imagining the theatre itself as a grand dame receiving the honour of a bouquet at the end of each performance.

South Australian Native plants and flowers have been selected, in a variety of soothing blues, purples and greens, providing detail and visual interest for adjacent residents. Species of South Australian plants can be identified - a little game for South Australian gardening enthusiasts and botanists.

South Australian shurbs, herbs, orchids and lilies include:
- Beaked Hakea (Hakea roastrata)
- Cup Gum (Eucalyptus Cosmophylla)
- South Australian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon)
- Common Vanilla-lily (Arthropodium strictum)
- Purple Cockatoo (Glossodia major)
- Black-anther Flax-lily (Dianella revoluta)
- Nodding Greenhood (Pterostylis nutans)
- Blue pincushion (Brunonia australis)
- Pale Fanfower (Scaevola albida)

A note of devotion appears that the bottom of the composition, "For Her Majesty’s”.

Suzie Keen (January 21, 2021). Artist reaches new heights with Her Majesty’s Theatre mural, SA Life.
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Genevieve Meegan, (September 2, 2019). Mural design revealed for new-look Her Majesty's Theatre, InDaily
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