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**NEW SCREENING** Unfolding Florence—The Many Lives…

FILM SCREENING IMAGE: Spotted Floral in Black from the “Verona” fabric collection Courtesy Signature Prints UNFOLDING FLORENCE— THE MANY LIVES OF FLORENCE BROADHURST NEW SCREENING: WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE, 6:00-8:00PM ‘I’d always been told that I was born before my time. Oh, surely to God, the times can just catch up.’ — Florence Broadhurst Almost nothing about Florence Broadhurst was as it seemed; few guessed her age, let alone her origins. The flamboyant design pioneer was born in outback Australia in 1899 and by her mid-twenties she was a singer and dancer in Shanghai, later running a fashion boutique in London’s Mayfair, reinventing herself as a painter and charity queen in Sydney. But it was with her last incarnation – as a designer of bold, exotic wallpapers – that she shook up conservative Australia and made her mark. In this spirited and highly original documentary, acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong reveals the many lives of one larger-than-life woman, whose prints are now in huge demand internationally. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers including biographer Helen O’Neill,whose beautiful book Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives (Hardie Grant Books) was published in 2006, actress Judi Farr (who portrayedFlorence Broadhurst in the documentary) and a representative from Signature Prints (custodians of the Florence Broadhurst design library and owners of the exclusive world-wide commercial licence to the library). Free Event—Everyone Welcome No booking required    “

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