Inspired by Nature: Flowers in Fashion & Art

Ever wondered why humans are so obsessed with flowers? Or how this obsession has influenced so much of the creative world?

Join host Ashley Feraude as he explores the impact of flowers on fashion and art with Canberra foremost fashion expert Sarah J Kelly and the National Gallery of Australia’s Curator of International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, Sally Foster.

It’s a fun and casual conversation that will give you an insight into some great designers and great artists who love the aesthetic and deeper meaning of flowers.

Ashley Feraude

Ashley Feraude is a creative consultant, music producer, interior design series author and podcast host.

Under his creative consultancy Sound Technique, he provides award-winning services ranging from design, content development, event music direction and artist scheduling. He also authors an interior design editorial series called Home Stories on HerCanebrra and hosts the Behind the Bio podcast series.

As the equally award-winning music artist Magnifik, he produces original music filled with electronic soul and performs melodic disco DJ sets at numerous nightspots, events and festivals.

Sally Foster

Sally Foster is the Curator of International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books at the National Gallery of Australia, she is the NGA’s curator for Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London, which is opening in March 2021.

Sarah J Kelly

Sarah has been a part of the Karinya House Management Committee since 2004. Her roles have been varied, fulfilling the role of Vice President and now President, for the past 6 years.

Sarah speaks at various community and government events, raising awareness of the vital work of Karinya House. In addition to her role as President, Sarah is the Director of My Fashion Empire (Australia) Pty Ltd, where she emcees fashion events, writes fashion commentary and assists with racing and personal styling.

Sarah is a dynamic and vibrant addition to the Karinya House Committee with a passionate commitment and enduring support for the work of Karinya House. Sarah also has vast professional experience, formerly in government both within Australia and overseas, with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of the former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, MP. Her professional experience also extends to the private sector having worked for industry associations.