Nafisa Naomi – Fur, Feathers, Flowers, Florence

12 Sep 2024 ‐

07 Oct 2024

10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm


A broad-ranging exhibition showcasing the breadth of the creative endeavours of Nafisa, one of Australia’s most decorated artists.

Nafisa’s ink and pastel works on handmade papers and oil paintings depict Tuscan scenes and colours: Italian architecture, terracottas against green hills, reflections in the canals on Venice, and the heritage features of small, walled towns.

The exhibition also features a range of delicately hand painted porcelain sculptures of animals, being flown in from her studio in Florence, exclusively for this exhibition, and a brand-new series of oil on board paintings that marry native birds and wildflowers with a touch of nostalgia in the form of antique teacups.

Formerly of Sydney and now based in the Highlands, Nafisa has over 200 prizes and commendations to her name, including the Archibald Packers Prize and the Florence Biennale Gold Medal. She has also been a finalist in every major art prize including the Dobell Prize for Drawing, the Blake Prize and the Portia Geach Portrait Award among others.

Visit historic Retford Park this spring to view this exceptional exhibition of Nafisa’s stunning new work from her Florence and Bowral studios.

Plan your visit

Retford Park


1325 Old South Road, Bowral NSW 2576


Thursday to Sunday
10am – 4pm
House access is by guided tour only at set times: Thursday 10.30am, Friday 10.30am, Saturday 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm, Sunday 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm


Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

(02) 4861 1933
Entry Fees:

Garden visit:
National Trust members - FREE
Adults - $17
Concession* - $15
Family - $49

House tour and garden visit (booking recommended):
National Trust members - FREE
Adults - $35
Concession* - $25
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
Book a ticket to Retford Park: House tour & garden visit.
Book a ticket to Retford Park: Garden visit only.
Terms and conditions of entry apply.
For group visits to Retford Park: Group visits.

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