Out of the Blue exhibition The Art Vault 21 June - 10 July 2017

Inspiration and working at Evandale

Journey to Mildura June 2017 Murrumbidgee River, Hay

Journey to Mildura June 2017 Murrumbidgee River, Hay

Enjoying Hosier Lane in the CBD of Melbourne

Enjoying Hosier Lane in the CBD of Melbourne

Darling River Evandale – the bend in the river.

Close to the homestead Evandale

Home paddock at Evandale

Home paddock at Evandale

The road to the front gate, Evandale

The road to the front gate, Evandale

Mildura

Mildura

It’s been full-on!
I have had a wonderful time at Mildura and at Evandale in the last 3 weeks. I worked out it was easier to stay in the area while my exhibition Out of the Blue was on than return home and then drive back to pick up the exhibition. It was a good choice.
Initially stayed in a motel close to The Art Vault after I arrived and for the opening. Then got myself to Melbourne to see van Gogh and visit relatives. Both very positive experiences and even the Melbourne Miracle saga. Check out my post!
On my return to Mildura I stayed with friends and was able to return to Evandale on the Darling River out of Pomona – seemed like my own 400 acres while I was there – and spend another 6 days. As some might now know from my Facebook and Instagram I had the company of Quacker the goose. He greeted me whenever I returned in the van to the homestead. You’re never alone when you have a goose!
I want to thank Pam Warburton for her faith in me and my work and for literally handing over the keys to their property Evandale once again.  After explaining the quirks of the place Pam left me to enjoy Evandale. This was so generous and trusting of Pam.  I also want to thank new friends Chris and Ann who invited me to stay with them when I wasn’t at Evandale. I was very grateful for their generosity. It meant I was able to share a home and be able to relax, exploring antique fairs, coffees and dining out and meeting people with them. A slice of Mildura life.
I take 3 days to travel to and from Mildura, stopping at Hay and Young. There are so much visual delights on the trip I love savouring them. I must admit I am glad to be back home in the Mountains. But what an amazing trip. I hope you enjoy this visual diary. And if at any time you’re driving through Hay consider stopping there to check it out rather than seeing it in a blur.

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