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Doilies and Pearls, Oysters and Shells

Spring Summer 2009

Doilies and Pearls, Oysters and Shells.

Romance Was Born open up nanna’s glory box worn by the tides of time to reveal long forgotten treasures and mysterious secrets - glorious old jewels, budgies in a cage, 4711, a fine bone china tea set with a mother-of-pearl glaze, delicately aged lace doilies and other assorted goodies from a bygone era.

The sea inspires tales spun from the antediluvian age before Atlantis sank to her briny resting place at the bottom of the ocean. We sail through time, when the mythical creatures of the seven seas were ruled by mighty Poseidon and his kingdom of Nereids. A time when sea Nymphs frolicked and beautiful Aphrodite reigned supreme. Come and swim with Romance Was Born amidst iridescent jellyfish, sea horses, schools of fish and dancing electric eels… but beware, deep below the waves where shy oysters and ivory shells hide, a seaweed monster lurks…

Doilies and Pearls, Oysters and Shells launches two new collaborations with Australian artists Patrick Doherty and Esme Timbery. Come with us in celebration of our elders, traditions, family and the iridescent underwater world.
God bless...