Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation. open evening

A special event at The David Roche Foundation House Museum | Thursday 30 January 2020 5-8PM

To celebrate the launch of our new exhibition, Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation., we are opening our doors for our first special twilight evening in 2020! Join us at The David Roche Foundation in North Adelaide on Thursday 30 January at 5pm for food, drinks, entertainment and our beautiful exhibition.

Be among the first to experience Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation., a significant and diverse display of floral art – paintings, porcelain, sculpture and furniture – from Late Renaissance Italy through Napoleonic France, Victorian England, all the way to contemporary Australia. Flowers traverses the big narratives of life – religion, marriage and death, as well as love and eroticism.

The entertainment begins with some fun and informative short talks by our expert TDRF guides, who will speak in the gallery on pieces in the exhibition from 6:00pm.

Then at 7pm, delight in a specially curated performance by the Adelaide University Medical Orchestra String Quartet, who, in keeping with the theme of the exhibition, will be performing a mixture of floral-themed classical songs and modern classics, from Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers to Amanda McBroom’s The Rose.

Food and drinks will be available in the forecourt provided by El Diablo Pizzas and Tomich Wines!

Come by on the way home from work or before heading out to dinner.


Tickets are available for pre-purchase or on the door for $10.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Doors open 5pm – 8pm.


About the performers…

Adelaide University Medical Orchestra String Quartet

The Adelaide University Medical Orchestra (AUMO) was founded in 2008, bringing together medical students who shared a passion for music. It is the world’s first single faculty medical student orchestra and has since expanded to become a non-profit organisation encompassing Big Band, Choir, Dance Troupes, as well as a myriad of smaller ensembles. Through continued pursuit of our musical interests culminating in 2 major annual concerts, we aim to raise money and awareness for charities supporting good health and wellbeing.

The AUMO string quartet consists of Francis Litwin, Lucy Ryan, Tatyana Hubczenko and Kate Hwang.

For more information, visit their official page:



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