Where else would you find my art and the Fair Maid of Perth sharing the pages with Buckingham Palace, Pebble Beach, Gleneagles in Perthshire Scotland and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Read all about it in the JulySeptember edition of Equine Magazine.
Pleased to be back at Brightspace in a group show curated by Ros Winkler. Ros has assembled more than 60 works from artists which explore the theme of representing animals in art.
It's been a long time since I rode a horse through the pretty vales of Tonimbuk. Jinks Creek winery was in its infancy when we moved to the High Country. Now look what has transpired, Abi Edwards gallery which shares the same space as the Wine Bar in an old shearing shed has stabled my Fair Maid of Perth series. Show is open to end of May, plan a beautiful Sunday lunch and catch up with FMOP.
Called up a couple of young fellas to help hang the show - thanks Lin and Lochie!
HORSE MYTHS BY STEVE BAIRD
Opening: Thursday 16 February
Exhibition: 16 February –12 March
Horse Myths focuses on horses associated with well known Australian historical narratives. In this project the horses become the principal characters, immersed in the landscape of their misadventures. The people are stripped from the images, and using the sketches of the day as motifs, the horses and the landscape tell the story.
This body of work refers to a narrative about the favourite horse of Australian explorer Ernest Giles. Named “The Fair Maid Of Perth“, the mare disappeared mysteriously into the Gibson Desert.
The Fair Maid of Perth stencil first appeared in Steve’s travel diary, and has popped up occasionally ever since in the Gibson Desert, around Melbourne art venues and in these paintings.
After the Cob 2017