School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

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Paradise Garden

A series of screenprints by Sidney Nolan

With the support of the Sidney Nolan Trust

24 January – 25 February 2000

Published by Marlborough Fine Art in 1972, these prints are images taken from a vast mural of Australian desert flora which Nolan executed between 1968 - 1970. They were inspired by the rarely seen phenomenon of the desert of Central Australia in full flower after rain. The images which Nolan produced were described by the poet Robert Melville as 'a bestiary of wild of flowers, for these specimens are the gorgons, salamanders, griffons, chameleons, dragons and phoenixes of the plant world.’