Home to farm
The popular Northside Printmakers return in 2011 with their new show Home to farm, created specially for the HHT Members. The works are based on Rouse Hill House and Farm, Susannah Place, Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm. The three contributing artists - John Crawford, Terese McManus and Merilyn Myers - have drawn inspiration from architectural elements and the gardens of these properties, as well as responding to pattern and texture variations. These individually stunning works reflect and explore the ideas of interpretation of place and use over time. Using his architectural background, John Crawford has captured various aspects of the buildings, focusing on the details and contents of kitchens and other utilitarian structures, as well as many exterior views incorporating important historical elements and building components. Terese McManus has focused on certain tile patterns, ornate staircase balustrades, deteriorating fences and the contents of garden sheds, all of which provide a great array of texture, colour and imagery. Merilyn Myers has found inspiration for many of her ceramic pieces from old glass bottles. The embossed company name and description of the contents on the surface of the bottles have been translated onto the ceramic surface.