it's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride here this week....beginning with sheep-shearing (still haven't finished pressing up all the wool yet...nine bales and counting), then frocking up for the 'petroglyphs' performance....then another farming challenge as our Jersey cow, Gin Gin was bitten by a snake (lots of nursing still required, but seems to be on the mend) and this morning the discovery of a cracked pipe (part of the main irrigation system). bit of a mixed bag, all in all.
so it was with some delight that i accepted an invitation to attend a media launch at the Art Gallery of South Australia today. the 40th anniversary of the passing of the artist Hans Heysen is being commemorated with a truly magnificent exhibition of his work.
i found the picture (above) of his wife working at her sewing particularly delightful.
not only did Heysen have a sure hand when it came to painting, he was also a conservationist with a passion for eucalypts...purchasing pockets of farmland in the Mount Lofty Ranges in order to save his favourite trees from the axe. if you can't make it to South Australia to see this exhibition in person, at least buy the catalogue by mail...you'll be guaranteed hours of happy browsing and dreaming