Flannel flower power

Pretty in pink

The children of Katoomba Public School, from Years 1 – 6, created the artwork in our latest exhibition in the window gallery.

Artist statement

“Talara’tingi is D’harawal for flannel flower. The children at Katoomba Public School have been very excited to see and learn about the beautiful and very rare pink flannel flowers that are flowering around us at the moment. The flowers only bloom after a summer of bushfires followed by a rainy summer.

Talara’tingi are linked to sorry business. Collect the dew before dawn and feed it to people in grief from trauma. For millennia people have made tea from the roots and seeds and flowers – they are linked to resilience and comfort. How special for our community that they bloom now to offer us resilience and comfort.”

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