Diwali Bloom - Listening Walk

Inspired by Diwali Bloom artist Gauri Torgalkar’s artistic work which reimagines local native flowers in an Indian style. Pop on your headphones and take a creative walk through the natural environment in your own neighbourhood.

Pop in your headphones and take a walk with artist Katy B Plummer from FLENK Collective as she guides you through a creative experience of your local neighbourhood. In celebration of Diwali, you are invited to connect with the special plants and flowers native to your local place.

The walk is inspired by Diwali Bloom artist Gauri Torgalkar's practice of seeing native flowers from the local Cumberland Plain Woodlands through the lens of Indian miniature painting and textiles.

This listening walk was created by FLENK Collective in collaboration with Gauri Torgalkar for Cumberland City Council, produced on Gadigal, Wangal and Cammeraygal Lands. Cumberland Council acknowledges the Darug Nation and People as Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) is situated and pays respect to Aboriginal Elders past, present and future.


About FLENK collective

In a collaboration between FLENK collective and Diwali Bloom exhibition artist Gauri Torgalkar, FLENK has created online activities for celebrating the festival of Diwali through sharing stories about Diwali, learning about and creating rangoli.

Discover more art activities from FLENK collective during Diwali by following Cumberland City Council on Instagram.

Flora, Laura, Emma, Nicole and Katy are FLENK. FLENK are artists, cultural practitioners, educators, community activists and digital content creators. FLENK aim to connect communities with contemporary art through responsible relationship building and ethical, long-term community engagement and are working to build fresh structures to facilitate meaningful art experiences across a range of intersecting identities.