Some of you will know that I have been inspired by the writings of Australian author Miles Franklin who is well known for her novel My Brilliant Career, which for the most part is set in Goulburn, NSW.
|Crabapple Tree in Blossom|
In April 2013 I partook in the self guided tour of Goulburn and observed many of the buildings she wrote about in her novels.
|Domestic Interior with Antiques|
Indeed, it was her descriptions of pioneering Australia that set me on the path to further research Australia's history that led me to the Artist in Residence at the historic gold mining town of Hill End, and then internationally to explore pioneering history in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.
|"The two towers of the office rose like sentry boxes which in the long main street that ran empty in the moonlight to the south"|
Further images from my Hill End residency:
|Goulburn Post Office|
So inspired I sketched imagery of Goulburn's historic buildings incorporating text from 'My Brilliant Career' that was published in 1901.
|"I bought a ticket at the Goulburn railway station"|
|Goulburn Railway Station|
|"I borrowed every book in the neighbourhood and stole hours from rest to read them"|
|The Music House|
|"I love the organ music and the hush that pervades the building"|
|St Saviours Cathedral|
|"I left the train and went to the Commercial for the remainder of the night"|
|The Commercial Pub, Goulburn.|