Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bundoora Homestead Excusion

Every year the Waverley Art Quilters go on an excursion and last week we went to Bundoora Homestead to see the Reflections exhibition. It was a collection of paintings from the Castlemaine Art Gallery and it chronicled the journey of landscape and still life painting in Australia.

There were paintings from some of Australia's most well-known artists both old and modern; there were paintings for all tastes.

We have studied Fred Williams and Margaret Preston in previous years and we are going to study Jeffrey Smart later on this year. Some of the other artists that were on display were Rick Amor, Rupert Bunny, Ian Fairweather, Fred McCubbin, Ethel Carrick Fox, John Longstaff and Walter Withers.

It was a wonderful exhibition but unfortunately we weren't allowed to take any photos of the paintings but we were allowed to take photos of the beautiful Bundoora Homestead.

Here is the beautifully ornate fireplace.
 All the ceilings were decorated and everyone inspirational.

There were some beautiful stained glass windows as well.

After admiring the paintings we all sat down for a very welcome coffee. We asked a lady at another table to take our photo. What a lovely, encouraging and creative group, I feel privileged to be one of them. Unfortunately not everyone was available for the excursion, so there are four of us missing.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

It looks like you had a lovely day, and love the ceilings!

Gina E. said...

It is a lovely venue. I was very privileged to have an exhibition of some of my linen collection there a few years ago, and would love to do another one there!

Linda Steele said...

The ceilings were lovely, Jude, very inspirational.
I certainly remember your wonderful exhibition there, Gina. In fact I thought of it a lot while I was there last week.