The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world’s largest war memorial.
In recognition of the centenary of the end of World War One this year, and the fact that the Great Ocean Road was built by the returned soldiers, all of my flowers for this exhibition are painted on natural linen canvases symbolic of the military tents and uniforms.
Roses are often used as a symbol of remembrance. The roses in this memorial cross are the Australian Bred Spirit of Gallipoli rose in the top row. In the middle row from left to right is the Red Cross rose, the Spirit of Peace rose and The RSL rose. The Gallipoli Centenary rose is in the bottom row.
Each rose is painted on a 51cm natural linen canvas and are $150 available for purchase now with delivery at the conclusion of the show.