Garden In The Foothills
Feint, Adrian George (1894 - 1971)
1958, oil on canvas, 24cm X 44.5cm
Australian Museum of Gardening
The first project of the AMG is an exhibition that explores how gardens and gardening have been enjoyed and experienced in Australia over the past 245 years documented through the eyes of artists and through garden related objects.
Australians have enjoyed the pleasure of what plants and gardens yield through nearly two and a half centuries. This exhibition traces how trends and fashions have shaped what Australians in all walks of life have chosen to experience in gardening whether as a private or professional pursuit.
Gardens have been a part of our culture as a dynamic creative activity in our community for nearly two and a half centuries.
Artists in particular have captured our passion for plants and places where gardening takes place.
The artists with works included in the exhibition are:
|George Steggles||Thomas Robert Way|
|Pieter Van der Heyden||George Reynolds|
|Alice Hambidge||Hans Heysen|
|Bernard Hall||David Jones|
|Stella Bowen||Henry Davis|
|Sidney Albert Boriston Oates||Mick Pfund|
|Edmund Deiderich||Keith Phillips|
|T. Bowles aft. J Maurer||Gilbert Spencer|
|C F J Grampton||Charles Hill|
|Eric Ravilious||Adrian Feint|
|Grace Cossington Smith||George Cruickshank|
|Claire Leighton||Barbara Hanrahan|
|Oliver Bullock||Pierre-Joseph Redoute|
|Sydney George Ure Smith||Dee Jones|
This exhibition will evoke through paintings, drawings, prints, books, implements and ornaments some of the 'Endless Pleasure' referred to in the title.
Exhibition runs from 5 August to 31 January 2016
Sponsored by: Alfred James, The Friends of Carrick Hill and The Carrick Hill Development Foundation.
Endless Pleasure: Exploring and collecting among the byways of gardens and gardening
Garden writer Trevor Nottle has edited a book entitled Endless Pleasure to accompany the exhibition. He persuaded more than a dozen other contributors to write about their favourite garden produce recipes, tools, experiences and the collecting of garden-related objects — including the ubiquitous tyre swan, baskets and lead figures! It is a stylish accompaniment to this first project of the Australian Museum of Gardening, and captures some of the endless pleasures that gardens and gardening have provided for Australians. The books are available from the Carrick Hill gift shop.