barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Bloom Collective

Join us for a some fantastic floristry in 2019 with Birmingham-based flower studio Bloom Collective.

Use an abundance of beautiful and unusual seasonal materials and spend the evening in the gallery, creating opulent floral arrangements.

Prosecco, soft drinks and nibbles will be served. 

Dutch Flower Pieces

Thursday 31 January; 6 – 8pm

Following in the footsteps of the great Dutch still-life painters, create your own floral arrangement inspired by the Barber’s painting ‘A Still life with a Nautilus Cup’ by Jan Davidsz. de Heem. You’ll also get to take away your arrangement and your own handmade ceramic bowl, created by a local ceramicist. 

Toulouse-Lautrec Bouquets

Thursday 14th March; 6 – 8pm

Celebrate spring by creating a hand-tied bouquet inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘A Woman Seated in a Garden’. Using an array of the new season’s finest floral offerings, you’ll create a wild and natural, garden-inspired bouquet to take home with you. 


S. Maniago after Tintoretto (c.1518-1594)

Raccolta di opere scelte: The column of fire

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Valentin le Febvre (1642-1680/2), after Veronese (1528-1588)

Raccolta di opere scelte: Christ meeting the woman of Samaria at the well

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Paul Emile Colin (1877-1949)

Souvenirs d'autrefois 

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José de Ribera (1591-1652)

Head of a Man with a Goitre

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