**TO BE RESCHEDULED** 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 TUESDAY 18 MAY 6:00-8:00PM We regret to advise that due to a major plumbing problem, the screening of Unfolding Florence has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience caused. We will be RESCHEDULING this event in the near future, so stay tuned for dates. 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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