Jennifer Isaacs is a prominent arts administrator, writer, lecturer and photographer. Her career in the arts has spanned more than twenty years, beginning as a staff member in the early days of the Australia Council. As Nugget Coombs’ assistant, she travelled throughout remote Australia in the formative years of policy development in Aboriginal Arts. Her numerous publications explore various aspects of Australia’s culture, particularly Aboriginal arts, Australian women’s art in history and more recently, decorative and domestic arts and mythology associated with flowers. Her books include the bestsellers Australian Dreaming, The Gentle Arts, Pioneer Women of the Bush, Outback, Aboriginality and The Secret Meaning of Flowers. Wandjuk Marika: Life Story and Quirky Gardens were both published by UQP in 1995.