TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER BROKEN HILL
Went to the Horizon Gallery in town and talked to the artists’ son. We were happy with his suggestions – and charges – for framing the limited edition prints we were interested in buying.
Visited the Jack Absolom Gallery. He was one of the famed Brushmen of the Bush – a group of artists who used to go out painting in various locations and in general worked together to stage exhibitions and put Broken Hill on the art scene. Their best known member was probably Pro Hart.
Absolom’s works were certainly of the outback areas we love, but just didn’t grab me to a sufficient extent to want to buy. We talked for some time with the artist – he certainly has the gift of the gab!
In the later afternoon, drove out of town, parked in the area provided, then walked to the Living Desert Sculptures, on Sundown Hill.
The twelve large sandstone sculptures were created in 1993, on site, during a special event for the purpose.
Walking the path through these structures was pleasant, in the late afternoon.
The sculptures were worth seeing, though I would not go out of my way to visit them again.
Again, there was quite a vista from the hill, over the surrounding country.